Jupiter, Saturn and Moon on 17.12.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


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The two largest planets in our Solar System will angularly pass so close together that the Moon would easily be able to cover them both simultaneously. This planetary passage (on December 21st 2020) will be the closest since 1623. Jupiter and Saturn will remain noticeably bright and can already be seen together toward the southwest just after sunset. This image was taken on the evening of December 17 th from Varna, Bulgaria. Three panel Mosaic.


Optic(s): 300 mm Canon lens with x 2.8 teleextenders (FL= 840 mm) @ f/2.8
Mount: Star adventurer equatorial mount
Camera: Canon 6d Mark II
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Dates/Times: 17 Dec. 2020 15:15 UT
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: 1/200 sec. @ ISO 3200, three panel mozaic
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Processing: PS
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