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12/21/2020
06:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Esprit 80mm APO - IR 685nm - ZWO 1600mmpro
Buraq, UAE

Post-processing Details:

Single 5 seconds exposure with Gain 139, reduced the noise in Denoise, and increased the brightness, reduced the background glow in photoshop

Image Details:

Watching the gas giants and their moons with our earth in the foreground is truly a spectacle! Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions happen every 20 years; the last one was in the year 2000. But these conjunctions aren’t all created equal. The 2020 great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn was the closest since 1623 and the closest observable since 1226! 2020’s extra-close Jupiter-Saturn conjunction won’t be matched again until the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of March 15, 2080. The sighting through the telescope was spectacular and it will be fetched in the memory forever.