Worlds Apart, the Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

The great conjunction 2020, the closest approach of Jupiter and Saturn in nearly 800 years, will peak in 4 days. They are now less than the with of the Moon apart. Here left to right: Saturn (Titan) and Jupiter (Callisto, Phoebe, Ganymede, Europa) from Austin, Texas the evening of 2020-12-17. Follow the image link to the full size image.

HDR composite exposed for sky (15 sec at ISO 800), moons (1/4 sec at ISO 800), Saturn (1/8 sec at ISO 100) and Jupiter (1/15 sec at ISO 100). Questar 1300/89mm f/15 telescope with Sony a6300. Jupiter and Saturn best 16 of 50 images stacked in Autostakkert!3. HDR composite in Photoshop

Full resolution crop of Jupiter

Full resolution crop of Saturn

A wide angle view of the conjunction and telescope setup use for this image.

Content created: 2020-12-18

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