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Observation by Neal Weston - Aberdeen Astronomical Society: The Great Conjunction

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Observer

Neal Weston - Aberdeen Astronomical Society

Observed

2020 Dec 17 - 17:24

Uploaded

2021 Mar 02 - 11:21

Objects

Jupiter
Saturn
The Moon
Conjunction

Equipment
  • Canon 5D Mk3
  • Canon EF24-105mm f4
Exposure

1/13 sec, f4, iso 800

Location

Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Target name

The great conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn & crescent Moon

Title

The Great Conjunction

About this image

4 days before the closest approach, Jupiter and Saturn are visible top right, 27 arcmin apart. The day of closest approach was obscured by clouds.

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Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis, 2021 Mar 02 - 17:04 UTC

Lovely atmospheric shot Neal. What are the buildings in the foreground?

You mean arc mins not arc secs don't you?

Martin

Aberdeen Astronomical Society
Aberdeen Astronomical Society, 2021 Mar 07 - 11:33 UTC

Hi Martin, thanks for that and sorry I didn't see your message until today. The buildings are the ruins of Dunnottar castle just south of Stonehaven in NE Scotland.

oopps...and yes, I mean arcmins!

Neal

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