Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter 2 March 2023

These two brilliant planets were at minimum, as observed from Edgware, just under a degree apart, so, very unusually, they were visible in the same telescope field at the 900mm focal length of my 100ED refractor.. I had never seen this before. This image was a single exposure, not a composite. The Galilean moons are visible, so the planets are over-exposed, though the phase of Venus can perhaps be detected. (Click to enlarge.)

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