Monday, April 04, 2005

and now, some star photos

As I promised in the comments of this post at Running Scared, here are some of my newest astrophotos, in honor of the photography of the first planet outside of our solar system this weekend.

Both photos are of the southern sky. The bright "star" in each photo is actualy Jupiter. The photos were taken on April 3, during the opposition of Jupiter, when the Earth was directly between Jupiter and the Sun.

Jupiter appears to be in the constellation Virgo, the virgin, in each photo. The parellogram to the bottom and right of Jupiter is the constellation Corvus - the Crow. At the bottom of the photo, stretching out of the frame is the constellation Hydra, the water serpent.

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