Jupiter Rising

By: Alan Dyer

Oct 15 2012

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Category: Nightscape, Solar System

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:15mm
ISO:1000
Shutter:30 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 60D

Look east now late at night and you’ll see Jupiter rising amid the stars of Taurus.

I took this shot a week ago from my rural backyard on the last clear night I’ve had. Remarkably, I had  bought a new camera – a Canon 60Da – earlier that day and was actually able to try it out. This is the first real shot I took with it. It shows Jupiter amid the horns of Taurus the bull, and below the Pleiades. A faint aurora lights up the northern sky at left.

There have been some superb aurora displays in the last week but clouds just got in the way.

This is my 200th blog post since I began AmazingSky.net in early 2011. I hope you have enjoyed the images and will continue to do so. Thanks for looking!

– Alan, October 15, 2012 / © 2012 Alan Dyer

One comment on “Jupiter Rising”

  1. Another nice shot! Enjoyed your workshop on Saturday, I got a lot out of it, just like last years. Looking forward to the one in April! Been thinking of buying a 60Da but I’m saving for the 16-35 f2,8L first. Spousal approval would be required for both. 🙂


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