2019 December 5
Observer’s Challenge – Conjunction of Venus and Saturn
This months Observers’ Challenge is the conjunction of Venus and Saturn that will occur on December 11th.
This will be a challenging target for three main reasons:
1. It will be visible for just a short time after sunset.
For the visual observer the brightness difference will not be too much of a hindrance, though Saturn may be easier to spot with binoculars against the twilight sky.
Photographers will find this rather more challenging though if using a single exposure. To make a nice photo try finding a location with some pictorial content in the foreground.