Category Archives: Astrophotography

Venus – Jupiter convergence preview

Decided to try out my new telephoto setup last night on the planets. I was in a hurry, so I shot without tripod just to see what would happen. I saw in the camera preview that Venus was a semicircle, so I declared the test a success.

Once I loaded it into Lightroom, however, I realized that the Jovian moons were visible. I’ll give it another shot tonight with a tripod and better settings.

Venus, Jupiter, and Jovian moons. 7D Mk II, 1.4x Extender III, 100-400 IS II. 896mm, 1/60 sec, f/8.0, ISO 16000.