2020 Planet Parade
by Reinhard Ilk

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2020 was a great year for planet chasers. First, in springtime Venus was approaching planet earth from the evening sky perspective making for a great show in May. Then the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn were dominating the summer sky. Eventually in October planet Mars made for the best performance until 2035.

That was something I would definitely not want to miss...


Venus Approaching Conjunction

Lens: 1745 mm / 21.8
Camera: Canon EOS 700D mod.
Filter: none
Date of exposure: from Apr. 08th to May 18th, 2020
Exposure time: 1000 x 1/250 sec
Location: 16°36' E, 48°22' N
 


Jupiter Ruling the Summer Skies

Lens: 1745 mm / 21.8
Camera: QHY5 II
Filter: none
Date of exposure: Aug. 08th, 2020
Exposure time: 3000 x 1/250 sec
Location: 16°27' E, 48°13' N
 


Mars at Its Best!

Lens: 1624 mm / 8.0
Camera: QHY5 II
Filter: none
Date of exposure: Oct. 24th, 2020
Exposure time: 1000 x 1/1500 sec @ +11C
Location: 16°36' E, 48°22' N
 

Please keep in mind that astrophotography is a hobby that demands a lot of money and even more time and effort. So I have to state that the copyrights for all of my pictures are reserved. In case you'd like to use my pictures for more than just watching them, please send me an e-mail and ask for permission.
Thank you.


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