Astronomical Smiley Face

The Conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter.

December 1st 2008.

View all photos taken: Monday, 1st December 2008, This photo: 8:13pm

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  • accesser said:
    Good work Dave I think we all went out and did the same thing
    If you would like to Submit your work on they are asking for pics,27574,24736610-2,00.html
  • David de Groot said:
    I think you might be right. The Geminid meteor showers start this month too. Starts Dec 7th, with the peak on the 14th. Might be worth a look-see too.
  • Vucko1000 said:
    awesome! great catch!
  • accesser said:
    Cool sounds fun not much experience with this stuff is it able to be shot with normal gear or do you need telescopes
  • David de Groot said:
    Hey Ana :) Pretty neat eh?
    Normal gear works well. Obviously a good equatorial mount would be better, as you could get the normal stars still, but record streaks of meteors, but otherwise normal kit will provide decent results.
  • Andou Ryuu said:
    Very original, I like it :-)
  • Garry' said:
    Indeed we all went
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • richardfenton75 said:
    I did not have the tripod at work so the ones that took over the City dont quite look as good.
    Great stuff.
    This mavel truely made me smile.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Yesss someone I know got a shot! I was walking to a friends house right at the end of blue hour and I look up and see this amazing formation! Sadly I didn't have time to go home!
    But Dave, nice capture !!
    Smile :-)
  • annamirâ„¢ said:
    Lovely capture of SMILEY CRESCENT! An amazing moment!
    View mine here:
  • strop_au said:
    Nice work David. This is almost the same angle i saw from my apartment balcony while i was trying to listen intently to my wife telling a corny joke Id heard a few times before.
    The moon made me smile, not her joke. Ha. Anyway , great work here as usual David.
    Did you hear the one about the....... never mind.
  • David de Groot said:
    Did you see it last night ? 'twas quite bright in the sky.
    Who wouldn't ? Ready for the Geminid meteor show in a couple of weekends ?
    And let that be a lessen to you - always carry some sort of support :P
    I should have looked earlier in the night, would have been good to get some blue hour action (and some foreground interest). Oh well.
    'twas pretty neat to see eh?
    hahaha I didn't think it'd be anywhere near as bright as it was - impressive really.
  • heidi_K said:
    You got a nice one too :-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
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  • poeticdarklove said:
    Good shot! I captured this event too. One of gear wishes is a eq mount for my camera. A telescope would be nice too
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah an EQ mount would be mighty handy.