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Observation by Alex Pratt: Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - 2020...

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Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2020 Dec 20 - 16:48

Uploaded

2020 Dec 21 - 22:04

Objects

Conjunction
Jupiter
Saturn

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • 300 mm f/5.6 lens
  • ISO 400
Exposure

1/2 sec

Location

NW Leeds

Target name

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - 2020 Dec 20

Title

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - 2020 Dec 20

About this image

On recent evenings I did the 10-minute walk to local playing fields to try to see the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. I was clouded out every time, including trudging home in the rain on more than one occasion. Anyway, last night (Dec 20) was clearer and as I stood in the mud I got a good view of the gas giants and took some telephoto shots.

I had to wait a while for a large dark cloud to move out of the way; of course, all the surrounding sky was clear. It was worth the wait.

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