Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December 8, 2020 Jupiter Saturn Great Conjunction

 I was able to image the beautiful Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction that was visible after sunset. I used my Huawei P40 Pro at 27mm (35mm equivalent) F/1.9 handheld at 1/8 sec exposure at ISO 12800. The 2 planets will get closer and closer each day till December 21 when they will be at its closest separation in the SW sky at 0.1 degree separation! This is the closest conjunction of the 2 planets for more than 397 years and the last one happened last July 16, 1623!!! 

Closeup shot of the 2 planets was taken using Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless camera with Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS L lens set at 400mm f/5.6 on Porta II mount. 1/8 sec at ISO 6400. Jupiter also shows the 4 Jovian moons as well on the photo. 

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