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Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction (T-8 days)

8 days before the very close conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn, both planets already fit within the full-frame field of view of a camera on a 1000mm scope. Saturn is at upper left. Jupiter and the 4 Galilean moons are at lower right. Enlargements are below. The photo above is pretty close to what can be seen visually with good binoculars.

Photo info
  • Date/Time: 13 Dec. 2020
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Exposure: 12 x 1/125 sec.
  • Lens/Scope: AP 155 with AP medium format flattener
  • Filter: --
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan
  • Guiding: --
  • Image Processing: Nebulosity / Lightroom / Photoshop