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Observation by Alan C Tough: Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

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Alan C Tough

Observer

Alan C Tough

Observed

2020 Dec 20 - 16:12

Uploaded

2020 Dec 21 - 12:02

Objects

Jupiter
Saturn
Conjunction

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR
  • Celestron C9.25, f/10
  • Celestron E-max 25mm Plössl eyepiece
  • SkyWatcher HEQ5 mount
Exposure

Stack of 300 frames x 1/40th second

Location

Elgin, Moray, Scotland

Target name

Jupiter and Saturn

Title

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

About this image

This is my first go at imaging the 'great conjunction' through a telescope (Celestron C9.25, f/10). The atmosphere was absolutely 'boiling' (the planets being less than 9 degrees above the horizon) so I ended up taking a 1200-frame movie through with my DSLR and stacking the best 300 frames. 

 

Here Jupiter and Saturn are separated by just 9.5 arcminutes.

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