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Great Conjunction with the C14 on Dec. 21, 2020, 



    
        

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Great Conjunction with the C14 on Dec. 21, 2020, 



    
        

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Great Conjunction with the C14 on Dec. 21, 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C14 EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Mounts: CGEM DX

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  FireCapture  ·  Photoshop  ·  AutoStakkert!

Filters: Chroma 27mm Blue Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Red Filter  ·  Chroma 27mm Green Filter


Date:Dec. 21, 2020

Time: 00:19


Resolution: 1773x1773

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Jupiter and Saturn continue to converge in the night sky and are now in reach of the C14. The sky was very clear, but seeing was very turbulent to the point of Jupiter twinkling slightly.

While the two gas giants are close together in the sky, they are physically far apart, only appearing next to each other because they and Earth are aligned in a nearly straight line. When taking this photo, Jupiter was 885 million kilometers away while Saturn was 1.8x farther at 1619 million kilometers.

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