Conjunction Of Jupiter And Saturn - December 2020

cdcollura

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Good day all,

MODS: Feel free to merge this into another thread if necessary.

Here are some pictures I captured of Jupiter and Saturn from S California during its closest approach on December 20-21, 2020.

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Dec 20: Close-up (OK, but not great) view. Jupiter and its moon, Saturn to upper right.

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Dec 21: Wide view.

I need to buy a telescope next time :)
 
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Great shots @cdcollura ! Where were you when you took these pictures? With what type of equipment did you capture the close-up? Impressive that you were able to get Jupiter’s moon too...

Is the second picture pretty much how it looked to the naked eye?

Unfortunately, it was cloudy where I live (Philadelphia area).