Waxing moon and not sensor dust

Tonight actually turned out to be fairly clear so I went for it! What’s it you say?  The conjunction of the planets Saturn and Neptune which is supposed to be the best one in 800 years or so.  I tried but I couldn’t get a good shot of the planets – they look more like sensor dust but I’m glad I put on all of my snowy cold weather gear and gave it a shot.

Maybe in the next couple of days until the 21st when the planets will be their closest, I will try again… that is if the weather cooperates.  Bottom line,  even if the weather doesn’t cooperate again (which the weather report is saying) I seized the moment and got to see this celestial event with my own eyes so I feel pretty good.

I think the waxing crescent moon turned out pretty good though.


Waxing Crescent Moon

Saturn on top Jupiter on the bottom

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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17 Responses to Waxing moon and not sensor dust

  1. CarolynEliason says:

    I can see them getting closer very clearly here with the naked eye, maybe because we are much further south in central Florida.

  2. Very nice. i always struggle to capture the moon.

  3. Timothy Price says:

    There you go. A nice clear shot of the moon.

  4. Garfield Hug says:

    You must have stayed up late to catch this. Thanks

  5. Nancy says:

    It’s been fun watching them get closer and closer together in the evening sky. As long as the nights stay clear I’ll be able to see it happened here. I took pictures of them last night. But they are just still so far away.

  6. Lavinia Ross says:

    I am glad you and Tim Price are posting photos of the nearing conjunction event. We had clouds and rain here the last few nights. I am hoping for a break on Monday.

  7. equinoxio21 says:

    Well done. Even if I had the proper gear (or a roll of film for my ASAHI- Pentax) I couldn’t get such a shot. Too much city light. Can’t see stars practically. 🌓

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