composite, moon + jupiter and its moons
(stock number: D0723461, 73)
This is a composite of the nearly (94+%) full moon and the planet Jupiter and its four moons. The two shots were made within minutes of each other around 3:40am, June 16, 2019, each with the equivalent field of view of 1120mm (500mm lens + 1.4x teleconverter on a 1.6x crop factor camera body). ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings were: 6400, f/8, and 1/5 second for Jupiter; 3200, f/8, and 1/4000 second for the moon. Though Jupiter is far larger than our moon (and Earth itself), even when it is closest to Earth it is 365 million miles away; our moon is "only" 238,900 miles from Earth. Thus the size difference in the celestial bodies shown here. Both original images were sized identically, so the relative size difference reflected is indicative of what was visible in last night's skies.