The Moon and Jupiter with its Galilean satellites: a stunning conjunction – 7 May 2017

On 7 may 2017, the Moon and Jupiter were in close conjunction, about 1.5 degrees apart. It was a nice imaging opportunity and we could not miss to look up and capture the show.

The Moon and Jupiter with its Galilean satellites: 7 May 2017

The Moon and Jupiter with its Galilean satellites: 7 May 2017

I captured the image above from Rome, using one of my Canon 7D mark II DSLR and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, working at 200mm. I managed to take two shots, to be combined later to handle the huge difference in brightness between the main subjects.

Jupiter showed its four main moons, discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610.

These conjunctions are always rewarding and stunning to see and remind us how beautiful is the sky up there.

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