Conjunction Venus - Mercury 2015




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Date + Time ...............................  17 / 1/ 2015 - 18:05 UTC
Location ....................................  "Nunki Observatory" - Skiathos
Optics .........................................
  Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5 - 5.6 L USM IS
Camera .....................................   Canon Eos 5D Mark III
Exposure Time.......................     1/13 sec / ISO 3200
Mount .......................................   portable tripod
Processing Details ................    Photoshop

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Conjunction is a term used in positional astronomy . It means that, as seen from some place (usually the Earth), two celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky. The event is also sometimes known as an appulse.Here you can see Venus left and Mercury a little lower in the image.

Nikos Paschalis