Conjunction, Venus and Jupiter

Imaged and captured on May 17th 2000 at approximately 1230 hours UTC. Time was somewhat after the minimum separation due to difficulty finding Venus in the fog! .

Telescope: 8" f10 Meade LX200.

Camera: PC23C video camera from Super Circuits at prime focus, modified to prevent video gain from rising on small bright targets.

Capture device: ATI All In Wonder Pro video card at 640 by 480 resolution

Processed with SkyPro (now CCDSoft) to stretch the contrast. No sharpening was applied.

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