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Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« on: Dec 21, 2020, 01:14:06 »
Saturn and Jupiter early evening on Sunday 20-Dec-2020.

Single exposure using Nikon Z6 on Celestron C11 with 0.8x flattener. 1/8sec at ISO 100 in electronic shutter mode to prevent vibration. The moons Callisto and Ganymede are widely spaced on the left of Jupiter; Io and Europa are on its right.



Saturn will continue to "slide to the right" giving a closest approach on 21 Dec 2020 but it will be cloudy.

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2020, 08:17:28 »
Very  nice  image  Mark,  I managed  to view the  conjunction with  my  scope but  my attempts to photograph it  failed  miserably.  I did  have a look at the pleiades the moon and  Mars.

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2020, 13:42:47 »
Great outcome Mark.  8) I observed it only as I didn't want to risk the small weather window trying to take a picture.  I am glad others did and can share them with us.

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2020, 14:45:27 »
I took numerous exposures.  When I get a chance, I hope to stack them and see if I can bring out more detail.  But it was windy, there was atmospheric dispersion and the seeing was pretty dire - the image of Saturn and Jupiter was "boiling", so I don't hold out a lot of hope :(

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2020, 16:41:30 »
Well done Mark, really nice.

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #5 on: Dec 21, 2020, 19:23:43 »
Very good Mark, I've only had cloud here. I'm hoping to have a window of opportunity on Thursday.
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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #6 on: Dec 21, 2020, 19:37:47 »
Fingers crossed, thumbs pressed!


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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #7 on: Dec 21, 2020, 20:36:33 »
Very nice image Mark

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Re: Saturn Jupiter Conjunction 20-Dec-2020
« Reply #8 on: Dec 23, 2020, 12:19:57 »
well done Mark, great you have more to stack.....
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