Thursday, May 30, 2013

Planets. Bats.

Early evening is the time to head out to see the planetary conjunction. It is also the time to start feeding on insects, especially if you are a bat. We have seen a lot of them these evenings while looking at the conjunction. Tonight I actually grabbed some pics of the bats too.

Here's a wide shot of the three planets and a bat:
Canon 3Ti 1/40 Sec 55-250mm Zoom f/5.6 ISO 3200
And a couple more, cropped from the full frame showing just a bat and Venus:
For you planet purists out there here's a shot of the conjunction without any bats in it:
Canon 3Ti 1/25 Sec 55-250mm Zoom f/5.6 ISO 3200
The group of planets is pulling apart as Mercury ascends and Jupiter is sinking in the western sky. It should still be worth a look tomorrow night as May ends, but not for much longer.

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