The Lunar New Year brought a conjunction of Venus and Saturn only 21 arc min apart just after sunset at 2023-01-23 01:00 UT. This HDR composite with a Questar 1280/89mm telescope, 2x Dakin Barlow lens, and Sony A6300 camera. There was substantial atmospheric dispersion creating rainbow abberations of the images which was compensated in processing. Exposures at f/30 and ISO 100: Venus 1/60, Saturn 2, and Titan 30 sec.
Saturn and Venus were best 40% of images RGB aligned, stacked and sharpened in AutoStakkert! 3, Saturn 45 images and Venus 60 images. HDR composite in Photoshop.
Content created: 2023-01-23
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