January 27, 2023
Brazilian photographer "Emplaca" image of NASA Day with the recording of the conjunction of Venus and Mars |  to know

Brazilian photographer “Emplaca” image of NASA Day with the recording of the conjunction of Venus and Mars | to know

Astronomy photographer Keiko Fairbairn captured a rare phenomenon, the conjunction of Venus and Mars, and Make a photo selection of the day US space agencyNASA) This Tuesday (29). (look up)

to me g 1Fairburn reported that the click was made on TeresopolisIn the Rio de Janeiro. The two planets were spotted from Earth’s perspective next to each other earlier this month on March 4th during Carnival. In the mountainous region of the state, it is possible to see Venus on the left and Mars on the right.

“When two planets pass through the night sky, they can be seen close to each other for a week or so. At this planetary conjunction, Venus and Mars passed at a distance of 4 degrees earlier this month,” the agency’s bulletin said.

“The featured image was taken a few days ago when Venus was slowly rising in the pre-dawn sky night after night while Mars was slowly setting.”

In addition to, Fairburn explains that The images are not montages, and do not contain parts added by editing. It uses a specific program to “clean up” the image and show all the elements of the space.

“I knew that this conjunction of Venus and Mars was taking place. I was very lucky that the weather in the mountainous region of Rio during the carnival was excellent. The nights were very clear, without clouds. Besides, it was a place free from light pollution,” he told the photographer .

“I waited for three in the morning, which is the time I knew Venus and Mars would leave there on the east side. I did all the pre-planning, and I set up all my equipment. The interesting thing is that the east is exactly this mountain range that we see in the picture.”

This is not the first time that a Brazilian photographer has published his photos by the US space agency. In 2016, a g 1 I mentioned one of the first records choose them NASA: In it, you can see Mars, Saturn and the bright orange star Antares. You can also see part of the Milky Way. see below:

Image selected by NASA, May 2016 – Photo: Kiko Fairbairn

in 2018, Fairburn was able to catch a lunar eclipse in Rio, On Botafogo Beach, with Pão de Açúcar as “frame”. At the time, he said he planned the image a week ahead of time and needed the help of an app to align it so it could better capture space objects.

Lunar eclipse at Sugarloaf Mountain – Photo: Carlos Kiko Verberen/Facebook

See more photos of Fairburn:

The image depicts the constellation Orion rising above the horizon, with a large focus on the stars, the Orion Nebula, the famous Horsehead Nebula and the Great Gatoba – Photo: Carlos Fairburn

The image is from 2015 and shows a Cruzeiro do Sul image taken in Itatea National Park (RJ), but it included other notable objects such as the Carina Nebula, several star clusters, as well as the arm of the Milky Way – Photo: Carlos Verberne

The Milky Way Galaxy by Carlos Fairburn. Photo: Carlos Fairburn

Panorama of the Milky Way was captured in Chile’s Altiplano – Photo: Carlos Fairburn

Playing lights make a composition with the elements of nature – Photo: Carlos Ferbern