Jupiter & Mars

Advertisements

by John Giles

I just happened to catch a SKY & TELESCOPE note on the Jupiter/Mars conjunction on January 6th and 7th. It sounded too good to pass up, so I set my alarm for 5:30 AM on the 7th to see what I could see and try to get a picture. Well, I found it turned out to be really cold! So that left out binoculars, but I’ve seen them before and thought naked eye would be OK. I was all set to drive to a good spot, but to my surprise, I could see them from my driveway, between the tree branches. What a great sight! Next project was to try to get some pictures before the camera fogged up. At -1°F, I didn’t think I had much time. I shot a few and hoped for the best.

Image by John Giles taken on January 7, 2018 at 5:50 AM from Central NJ.

Advertisements

Advertisements