conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

The day for the conjunction (December 22, 2020) we actually had it snow so no way to see anything. The day of the conjunction was clear so I did a test run using my binoculars. I was able to see both planets in the southwest.

The next day was a clear day so in the afternoon I got the telescope and camera ready. I moved everything outside around 4:00 PM and starting getting everything connected. Unfortunately, I forgot how hard it was to focus on a planet. I finally remembered to focus on a distant land object. So, I was able to get the planets in the camera live view. Also unfortunately, I couldn’t get the focus exact. After about 30 minutes, I was too cold to keep going.

The full image is available at,_2020.