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Amr Abdulwahab
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nikon d600
jupiter 135 f3.5
Ioptron sky tracker

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The great conjunction over local dovecotes in the Egyptian desert.

Venus and Jupiter align in a spectacular conjunction: an astronomical event where the two brightest planets in Earth’s night sky will be separated by merely half-a-degree, or about half the width of your pinkie finger’s nail when you hold it at arm’s length. Easily visible in the post-sunset skies if you have a clear western horizon, this marks the closest, most easily visible meeting of our two brightest planets since 2015, and there won’t be a better show until 2039. Here’s a guide to what you can see and the science of why, plus what you can do to make the most of this and all future conjunctions.
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