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Spooky selfie, 3 planets, dead satellite

Scary! :-) Thanks, Tom Wildoner.

Spooky selfie - Venus, Jupiter and Mars - and a dead satellite posted at EarthSky Facebook by EarthSky by Tom Wildoner of LeisurelyScientist.com

Spooky selfie – the planetary trio Venus, Jupiter and Mars – and a dead satellite posted at EarthSky Facebook by EarthSky by Tom Wildoner of LeisurelyScientist.com

Our friend Tom Wildoner wrote at his blog:

What do a spooky-looking selfie, three planets and a dead satellite have in common? They are all in this photo from October 26, 2015. I thought I would try a selfie on Monday morning using my Canon 6D and Lensbaby Fisheye lens (15 seconds at ISO 3200), after examining the photo I noticed a small streak in the background that I later identified (using Starry Night Pro software) as satellite ADEOS II, which died in orbit in 2003 after the solar panels failed.

Don’t miss the Venus-Mars conjunction on November 3!

Deborah Byrd

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