Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction March 27 2012 Over Montreal Archaeology Museum

Monday, March 26, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction With Crescent Moon March 26 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction With Crescent Moon March 25 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction March 21 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

File these under "touched by an angel". . . ;-)

Tonight I had a date with a couple of angels in a St. Lazare graveyard.

Orion between two pointing angels.

Ursa Major aka The Big Dipper stands on end
to the left of a large birch tree in St. Lazare.
The downward pointing equilateral triangle
to the right of the birch tree is formed by
the stars Algieba (left) and Regulus (right)
with the planet Mars hanging below them.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction Vernal Equinox March 20 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Venus Jupiter Conjunction March 19 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

Regrettably no Canada Geese deigned to fly through my photos tonight. All of the above photographs were taken with my Sony Alpha A35 SLT camera using a Minolta AF APO TELE ZOOM 100-400mm F/4.5-6.7 for the old Maxxum AF 35mm film cameras. The aperature used was f/8 or f/9 and the early exposures were from .5 seconds to 1 second whereas the later exposures showing some "star trailing" ranged between 10 seconds and 20 seconds. The longer exposures were timed by hand as it were since I used a "shutter" made of a black velvet bag over my outspread hand held a few inches away from the front of the lens to completely eliminate any "shutter bounce" from the long exposures. The ISO was set at 100 for the early images and ranged up to 800 ISO for the later photographs.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Venus And Jupiter In Conjunction At Dusk Sunday March 18 2012 Over St. Lazare Québec

A flock of Canada Geese flew over as I was setting up for tonight's
photographs of the March 2012 conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
The geese are blurred as a result of the slow shutter speed
that I had selected to capture the post sunset dusk sky.

A very bright planet Venus hovers above Jupiter
just to the right of the top of the pine tree.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Venus And Jupiter Come To Conjunction Over Notre-Dame-De-Bonsecours Chapel In Old Montreal On Sunday March 11, 2012

The Blessed Virgin Mary aka "The Queen Of Heaven" appears to
be blessing Venus and Jupiter as they come to conjunction
in the skies over Montreal on Sunday March 11, 2012.
Venus is the brighter planet to the right of Jupiter.

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Jupiter And Venus Coming To Conjunction Over Montreal Friday March 9 2012

Oops! Photos are in reverse chronological order and I can't be bothered to fix that little error right now. Maybe later. . .

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