The Moon and Jupiter

I went into the kitchen a little earlier to get something to eat, and happened to glance out of the window at the darkening sky. There were no clouds in sight, and the crescent moon was more or less pointing towards a bright star, which after a little thought and some checking, turned out to be the planet Jupiter.

I immediately grabbed the tripod, the 5D MkII[1], the 150-500mm lens, the MacBook and the iPhone and went upstairs. I opened the rear window and set everything up – the computer and phone were needed so I could do the remote release thing – I was expecting to use some long exposures, and pressing the button by hand is not a good idea for that. As before, controlling the camera from the iPhone worked quite nicely. This picture is about the best of the set:

Moon and Jupiter

Moon and Jupiter

Taken from my window at the short end of my big zoom lens. On a tripod, remote trigger.


I’ve said this before, but I really do want to do more of this kind of thing – I’m sure I can get better images than this with a bit more work…

[1] Long exposure, long lens stuff is where a beast of a camera comes in handy…