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Observation by Peter Anderson: Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn 1961

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Peter Anderson

Observer

Peter Anderson

Observed

1961 Feb 20 - 04:00

Uploaded

2020 Dec 26 - 12:48

Objects

Jupiter
Saturn
Conjunction

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Constellation

Sagittarius

Field centre

RA: 20h03m
Dec: -18°26'
Position angle: -116°00'

Field size

16° × 27°

Equipment
  • Film camera - standard lens - approx 1 min exposure Kodak Tri-X
Exposure

400ISO F3.5 1 minute

Location

Brisbane Australia

Target name

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

Title

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn 1961

About this image

Approx 4am local time 20th February 1961. The planets were in the morning sky. My original 6  inch telescope on its tripod is silhouetted in the foreground. The closest approach was a few days earlier but it is a very cloudy time of year.  I was 18 at the time... (Now 78 and certainly feeling it.)

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