Observation by David Arditti: Conjunction of Venus and Saturn

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David Arditti

Observer

David Arditti

Observed

2016 Jan 09 - 07:21

Uploaded

2017 Feb 15 - 14:14

Objects

Venus
Saturn
Conjunction

Equipment
  • 276mm SCT f/2
  • QHY8 camera
Exposure

Stack of 3x1s exposures

Location

Edgware, Middlesex, UK

Target name

Venus and Saturn

Title

Conjunction of Venus and Saturn

About this image

A lucky brief break in the clouds allowed this capture at 12 deg. altitude. This event could only be imaged in a brief window of time when the pair were high enough above the horizon to get any sort of recognisable image of Saturn, but the sky had not yet brightened enough to make Saturn invisible.  So far as I know this was the only image captured of this event.

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Dr James Dawson
Dr James Dawson, 2017 Feb 16 - 06:42 UTC

This is a great image; especially considering the brightness of Venus compared to Saturn. Great stuff.

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