The Grand Conjunction

Well, that was fun!

We’ve been watching Jupiter and Saturn ease closer for months.  Knowing that this was a once in a lifetime thing, I studied up and practiced a little.  In the final analysis I think it boils down to 1) stabilizing the camera, 2) focusing carefully and, 3) taking LOTS of frames of varying exposures.

 

 

This was an early test – no detail in Saturn or Jupiter

Another test from the deck, as it set over the Canyon

My best effort from 12/21, includes Saturn’s moon Titan…

Once the shooting was over, we made a group Conjunction photo before it set…

3 Responses to “The Grand Conjunction”

  1. Margaret Miller Says:

    I’m so grateful for these pictures, Bud.

  2. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Peace and Christmas blessings to all of you. Ed & Dianne

  3. These are wonderful. Thank you for sharing! All the best for the holidays to you and Julie! Stay safe!

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