Jupiter Descending


Late at night, as I sleep beside a mountain meadow, my camera records this 3-hour exposure of the southwest sky. Jupiter sets between the pines, with the constellation of Scorpius to the left and the bright star Arcturus to the upper right.

Date: June 23, 2006
Time: 12:24 a.m. to 3:15 a.m. MDT
Location: McGaffey Campground, near Gallup, New Mexico
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR on fixed tripod
Film: Fuji Provia 100F slide
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 2 hours 51 minutes
Scanner: Nikon Coolscan LS-2000

Revised: July 29, 2006
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