Solar System

Although I prefer taking images of deep-sky objects, there is no shortage of things to look at here in our own Solar System. That includes the planets, like Saturn and Jupiter, comets, our own moon, and even our Sun. Getting good images of these objects is completely different than imaging deep-sky nebula or galaxies. Instead of taking hours of exposures, objects in our Solar System are quite close, so exposures can range from a 1/2 second to a few minutes. Sometimes many exposures are combined to overcome the effects of our own atmosphere. Here is a small gallery of some of our closest neighbors.

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