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Observation by Justin K.: Conjunction of Venus and Saturn

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Paul Leyland

Observer

Justin K.

Observed

2019 Dec 09 - 19:19

Uploaded

2019 Dec 10 - 16:45

Objects

Venus
Saturn
Conjunction

Equipment
  • 0.0022m f/1.8 refractor
  • iPhone X CMOS camera
  • No filter
Exposure

0.25s at ISO 2000

Location

Tacande Observatory, MPC J22

Target name

Venus and Saturn

Title

Conjunction of Venus and Saturn

About this image

I wasn't going to respond to the latest observer's challenge.  However two friends are visiting us this week and one of them, Justin K., took this image with his iPhone and mailed me the result.  Neither of them realised what the very obvious pair of bright "stars" might be until I explained and produced a pair of 15x80 binoculars so they could get a magnified view.

Not quite so much of a challenge here at 28N but I'm impressed with how good an image can be produced by a telescope with such a tiny aperture.  It's just 0.56% of the aperture of my telescope which would be completely useless on this target.

The foreground objects, from left to right, are a young laurel tree, my neighbour's house, and a hibiscus bush. The iPhone's flash went off automatically, with rather attractive results.

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