Venus and Jupiter Conjunction!
Category: Solar System
Venus & Jupiter
Venus and Jupiter on approach!
Satellites of Jupiter
Europa, Io, Ganymede & Callisto
I found the Webb Telescope from here in Macarthur!
Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
A rare visitor to the inner Solar System.
2021 Review: Post 1 of 3
Moon & Planets A reprise of my best Solar System images taken during the year. What! No Comet Leonard? Well … More
The seventh planet from the Sun.
The eighth and outermost planet
My sharpest image so far…
A twilight view of Mercury, Spica & Venus with the asteroid Vesta in attendance.
A Shadow on Jupiter
Io Casts a Shadow
Conjunction: Moon, Venus and Mars
Why do we only see Venus in the West?
Moon Close Up
Kids questions about the Moon.
A good time for planets.
Comet 2019/F1 (ATLAS-Africano)
A Comet in Octans Exposure: 12 Minutes Field of View: 19.4 x 19.4 arcmin Image date: 2021-06-12 It’s not often … More
Venus & Distorted Moon
Setting in the West
The Silvery Moon
That Other Conjunction
That other conjunction.
Approaching Conjunction -2
Planetary conjunction, wide Field View
Get ready for a close encounter!
Mars at opposition.
With its largest Moon, Titan
Jupiter with moons Ganymede and Io.
Two Days Before Full Moon.
Exomoons and Double Planets
The Universe And All That.
Exomoons and Double Planets
Venus – Regular as Clockwork
Every nineteen months Venus moves into our evening sky, stays for about nine and a half months and then disappears below our evening horizon
Designation: Venus Visual magnitude: -3.8 (varies between -3.4 to -4.2 over its cycle) Apparent size: 18 arc seconds. current. … More
Next week will bring a challenging photo opportunity, with Saturn due to be occulted by the Moon. Here in Macarthur … More
46P/Wirtanen is a periodic comet, discovered in 1948, by the American astronomer Carl Wirtanen. It is will make its closest approach … More
This image of Mars was composed from a 4.8 minute video exposure, using the digital crop feature of my DSLR … More
Saturn Near Full Tilt
Saturn’s rings are at their widest tilt for the year this month (September 2018), at 26.3°, just short of last year’s … More
The Story of a Lunar Meteorite
If I can’t go to the Moon, then the Moon jolly well had to come to me. A long time ago, … More
First image of Jupiter with the ZWO 290 camera. Moons: Ganymede (left); Io (right). Object Details: Jupiter. Apparent diameter: 44.3 … More
Comet C/2016 M1 (Panstarrs)
A non-telescopic image, with camera piggy-backed on telescope. At a reported magnitude 9, Comet 2016 M1 – in the Sagittarius region … More
Venus Back in the Evening Twilight
Our neighbouring planet Venus recently returned to the evening sky and will dominate the Western sky after sunset until Ocober. … More
On A Clear Day, You Can See For……
……363,530 kilometres! Holiday apartment view, from Ulladulla, NSW, looking NNE across North Head towards Cape St George. 12 day old … More
Pluto the Previous Planet
This little former planet – 4.9 billion kilometres away – has been on my wanted list for a long, long … More
Saturn: Visual magnitude: +0.4 Apparent diameter: 17.3 arc-sec Actual diameter: 120,536 km Distance: 9.6 AU Image: Exposure: 5,900 video frames … More
Comet C2015/V2 (Johnson)
2017-05-25: Comet C2015/V2 (Johnson) – the fuzzy object lower right of centre – rising through the light pollution of Campbelltown … More
2017-04-23: Jupiter and its third largest moon, Io. Taken at The Oaks, NSW. Image stacked from around 9150 video frames, … More
No, that really isn’t the Moon. It’s a planet – Venus. It’s summer here in Sydney and the late sunsets … More
Wide Field Views
All images © R.Powell
Venus Meets The Moon
The planetary conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is just about over but tonight the two day old crescent Moon … More
Near The Horizon
Last night I joined my Macarthur Astronomical Society friends at Campbelltown Rotary Observatory for another of our public astronomy nights. … More
Comet C/2013 X1 (Panstarrs)
C/2013 X1 passed Earth at abour 0.6AU distance this month and was reportedly brighter than mag. 7.0, so I decided … More
Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are riding high in the Northern sky at the moment. All images © R.Powell
2012 – Planets
Click on an image for slide show of my planetary images taken in 2012: All images © R.Powell
2011 – Solar System
This year I imaged the Sun and the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus: All images © R.Powell
2010 – Venus
My 2010 images of beautiful Venus All images © R.Powell
2010 – Solar System
My best Solar System images taken in 2010 ….and some interesting planetary conjunctions: All images © R.Powell
2009 – Solar System
These were my first tentative steps into the Solar System with my astrophotography. I was using a Canon 300D back … More
2009 – Moon
My first post on this website was in June 2014 but I began my astro-photography journey well before then. So … More
The Geminid meteor stream was at its peak last night and predictions were for a high hourly rate, especially after … More
Small Magellanic Cloud and Comet Catalina
The Small Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy to our own Milky Way galaxy, in the far southern constellation of … More
Moon, Ring Nebula, Albireo, Jewel Box, Venus, Jupiter
All images © R.Powell
Dual Tailed Comet
Comet C/2014 Q1 (Panstarrs) was just a little higher in the sky tonight but it was still lower and dimmer … More
Finding Comet C/2014 Q1 (Panstarrs)
I like to look for bright comets with my DSLR mounted on a tripod. It’s a simple approach and it’s … More
New Horizons: Pluto-Charon – 2
More wonderful images of the Pluto-Charon System, just in: (Above) Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the … More
New Horizons: Pluto-Charon – 1
For the next few days I am going to break my own rule and post NASA images instead of my … More
Venus and Jupiter Video Clip
2015-07-01 Venus & Jupiter with Moons In Telescope As well as photographing the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, I also … More
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter – 2
The conjunction climaxed on 1st July 2015 with a separation of around 0.4 degree. The first two pictures below were … More
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter – 1
2015-06-27 Venus Jupiter Sunset – Wide Angle Jupiter and Venus are edging towards a very close conjunction on 1st July. … More
Conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter
2015-06-20 Moon Venus Jupiter 18mm. (c) R.Powell On 20th June 2015 the crescent Moon passed close to Venus … More
Comet C2015 G2 (Master)
A visitor to the Solar System – Comet C2015 G2 (Master). It was at about sixth magnitude in the constellation of … More
Above: Jupiter: Meade LX-90, Canon 60D, 4xBarlow Jupiter is high in the evening sky at the moment and I took … More
Pleiades and Comet Lovejoy
The evening before I took the telescopic image of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy), > posted here < I was busy on … More
A Comet, A Planet & A Nebula
It was a short night observing with the Society at Stargard on 17th January, due to the late sunset. Most … More
47 Tucanae and Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
I was out at our dark sky site with good friends from Macarthur Astronomical Society, testing my LX-90 in polar … More
The Moon is an easy subject for astro-imagers. Some would say too easy…….. All images © R.Powell
I enjoyed a Lunar eclipse here in Australia tonight (8th October 2014). The weather was not very suitable for astronomy. It … More
Without exception, these images are all waxing crescents taken just after sunset. All images © R.Powell
Comet C2012 F6 (Lemmon)
This beautiful and bright comet was visible early in 2013: All images © R.Powell
Partial Solar Eclipse
These images are from the partial solar eclipse seen here in NSW on 29th April 2014. As is so often … More
Saturn and the Moon
An occultation of Saturn by the Moon occurred on 14th May 2014, meaning that for about an hour the Moon … More