Here is one of my conjunction shots shots from this morning. Between 04:55 and 05:10, there were some breaks in the cloud at 15 degrees altitude. For a change, the objects of interest were in clear'ish skies. The last few shots I noticed a star appearing from the dark lunar limb, another occultation (not seen until I processed the images.) Notice that Jupiter has now moved past Venus and is the upper left object. Venus is pretty obvious by its brilliance.
The clouds then moved in and stayed.
Nikon D300, Nikkor 80- 200 f/2.8ED 4 seconds at ISO 1000
Just added another shot to illustrate the cloud problems. Within 15 minutes max, it was 100% cloud cover. "All over Rover" as the saying goes.
Setting up a big Manfrotto tripod in the semi darkness on a sloping scrub site, as our block is, tripping over dead tree branches, young wattles and spear grass whilst half asleep - is not easy.Most of the shots sre not in focus, I manually focus and there was so little time, I just started firing off the shutter as I was focusing.
Yesterday & now, the low misty cloud is down to our tree-top level at 108 m above sea level. We have all the clouds but no rain, driest January on record for Tasmania!!