Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  Extremely wide field
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends

Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends

Technical card

Resolution: 4824x3197

Dates:Jan. 16, 2019

Frames: 1x3" ISO1600

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: -5.00 job: 2472210

RA center: 248.435 degrees

DEC center: -22.759 degrees

Pixel scale: 17.151 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 31.138 degrees

Field radius: 13.786 degrees

Locations: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, Connecticut, United States

Data source: Traveller


One of the benefits of early morning walks with my dog is seeing a very cool sky. I actually saw this the previous morning (1/15/19) and knew if it was clear this morning (1/16/19) it would be there. It was clear and Ruthie and I were prepared. I have a wall of trees on the east side of my yard so I carried my tripod and camera on the dog walk until we got to a clear spot over looking a neighbors house. Venus (brightest planet) and Jupiter (lower left) dominate the left side of the image while the stars of Scorpius dominate the right side. Antares is the brightest star of Scorpius and is in the lower right side. An unexpected object was the Crab Globular Cluster, M4, located just right of Antares - if you look closely.



Kurt Zeppetello
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Final
    Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
  • Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends, 


            Kurt Zeppetello


Annotated Version

Sky plot

Sky plot


Venus, Jupiter, and Scorpion Friends, 


            Kurt Zeppetello