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Planetary Conjunctions

Dec. 22, 2020. Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn photographed with a Kodak C743 digital camera, mounted on a tripod, using a 4 second exposure at f/4.8. This image was taken at 00:07 UT along the side of County Road N 950 near the Rockhaven Public Use Area of Clinton Lake in Kansas. There were cirrus clouds present when I took this picture. The angular separation between Jupiter and Saturn was 0.11 degrees

Dec. 19, 2020. Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn photographed with a Kodak C743 digital camera, mounted on a tripod, using a 2 second exposure at f/4.8. This image was taken at 23:50 UT along the side of County Road N 950 near the Rockhaven Public Use Area of Clinton Lake in Kansas. The angular separation between Jupiter and Saturn was 0.22 degrees

Dec. 09, 2006. Conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter.

Conjunction of Mercury and Jupiter photographed with an Olympus OM1 with a 135 mm lens and ASA 200 film. The f-stop of the lens was accidentally left at f/8. Mars was also in the field but it was too faint to record in this one second exposure and f-stop setting. Besides, it could not be even seen with the unaided eye even though it was at magnitude 1.5. The dawn sky was simply too bright.