As you may have heard, recently Jupiter has been passing by Venus in the night sky. Venus is generally quite easy to spot – it's by far the brightest thing in the night sky (apart from the moon, naturally) and Jupiter was working its way past it on the left, heading downwards day by day.

After my recent attempts to photograph the moon I got cocky and thought I'd give Venus a go. You can see the thrilling results above. Somehow I don't think Brian Cox will be beating a path to my door. Jupiter is out of shot to the left. If I'd tried to get that into the frame you wouldn't have been able to see anything!

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  1. It isn’t easy without proper equipment, I have tried so often just to get the moon without fuzz…

  2. I think my photo just about demonstrates that it’s a planet not a star – in that it’s more than just a pin-prick of light. But that’s about all that can be said for it.

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