Category Archives: Solar System

Astrophotography of the planets, Moon and Sun through a telescope

Moon makes Aldebaran disappear on the evening of Mar 4th 2017

Moon and Aldebaran March 4, 2017

On the evening of March 4th, 2017, stargazers were treated to an occultation of the star Aldebaran as the Moon passed in front of it from our perspective. I was setup to do other imaging on this clear night and took some time to swing the telescope over to this pairing in the cold crisp […]

Lunar and planetary imaging, DSLR and BYE

First quarter Moon Kitchener, Ontario

Just a quick post on this. While waiting for astronomical dark I pointed the telescope and camera at the Moon and Jupiter. It was a beautiful clear evening again here in Kitchener, Ontario. Not quite as good as the previous night but still deserving of some stargazing. I haven’t had a chance to process all […]

Planetary Triple Play of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury

Jupiter, Venus and Mercury come together in the evening sky on May 25th, 2013. Shawn Nielsen

May 24th to 29th, 2013 three planets in our solar system are visible close together low in the West after sunset. This is also called a conjunction. On the evening of May 25th, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury came together and I was able to take some photos of this event. In the days leading up […]