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The Christmas Star, 



    
        

            Nico Carver

The Christmas Star

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT60ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Ra


Date:Dec. 18, 2020

Time: 17:30

Frames: 1

Focal length: 360


Resolution: 1920x2400

Data source: Backyard

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Last night was likely the last chance I would get to view and photograph the 2020 great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. I had about 5 different setups in various states of readiness, and was chaotically jumping between them. At one point I realized that if I changed my vantage point, I could frame Jupiter and Saturn with this ornate cross on top of a church steeple. The cross itself looks star-like to me, which hopefully adds to the meaning here. I took about 200 photos of this constantly moving through the snow until the light from the setting sun lit up the steeple just right to get the effect AND I had the planets positioned just so behind the cross. While I shot the conjunction with many other setups, including at much higher magnification, I think this will be my favorite photo I took of the event. Hope everyone else gets to see it!

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The Christmas Star, 



    
        

            Nico Carver