:: 15.5.2014 – Full Moon setting alongside the Monviso peak (3,843 meters high). In the foreground is the church of Borgo Cornalese, few km away from Turin ::
:: Canon Eos 5D, mark 2; Exp: 1/2000 sec; f/8; ISO: 1250; focal lenght: 403 mm ::
:: Turin, 31 March 2013 – Canon Eos 5D Mk II – focal lenght: 1000 mm – exp: 1/500 sec. – aperture: f/25 – ISO: 100 ::
:: The image shows the lovely conjucntion above the eastern horizon early this morning. Near the left bottom of the frame is Mercury just over the colorful twilight glow while Venus is shining left of the Moon’s sunlit crescent. The scene is completed by the silhouette of the Basilica of Saint John Bosco ::
:: Canon Eos 5D Mk II – focal lenght: 105 mm – exp: 1.3 sec. – aperture: f/4 – ISO: 500 ::
I would like to dedicate this picture to the memory of Patrick Moore, whose passion for the heavens inspired me as millions of people around the world.
This morning my daughter Rebecca and my niece Adele did not want to miss the sky show and joined me to admire the conjunction from the beach of Lido di Dante (Ravenna, Italy). And our early wake has been very well rewarded! – Questa mattina mia figlia Rebecca e mia nipote Adele non hanno voluto perdersi lo show offerto da Giove, Luna e Venere sul cielo sopra Lido di Dante (Ravenna).
This morning I had the fortune to admire from the beach of Lido di Dante (Ravenna, Italy) a spectacular sunrise with the huge AR1520 sunspot rising on an omega shaped Sun over the sea!
- Photo #1: Canon Eos 5d MkII; Exp: 1/30 sec.; F/29; ISO: 100
- Photo #1: Canon Eos 5d MkII; Exp: 1/30 sec.; F/10; ISO: 100
I took these images from Villefranche (located in Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France) before dawn on July 7, 2012 and showing the beautiful line-up of (from top to bottom) Pleiades, Jupiter, Venus (sitting in the V-shaped Hyades star cluster) and Aldebaran in the twilight colors over Cap-d’Ail.