JUPITER AND SATURN GREAT CONJUNCTION
(planets located at : ra 20:11 / dec - 20:30)
December 21 st 2020 - Wheat Field, Route N° 226 - 9 km east from - Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TYPE: Planet Conjunction
APPARENT MAGNITUDE: Jupiter -2; Saturn 0,6
APPARENT SEPARATION: 6,5 arc minutes
DISTANCE: Jupiter 5,94 AU; 10,84 AU (*)
LENS: Tamron 18-200 ZOOM LENS
CAMERA: Canon T6i
MOUNT: Wiring Post
SKY CONDITIONS: Rural Skies
EXPOSURES: 2 seconds exposure ISO 1600
OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION
Jupiter and Saturn are seen very close from the Earth perspective. In this picture both planets are at about 6 arc minutes and 11 seconds. Although every 20 years this type of conjunctions are visible, the 2020 is one of the closest in 400 years.
Looking for a clear spot with good west along Route 226 with my son Julián. The image practically reflects the naked eye view of the Great Conjunction from a wheat field and hills in the background from the Tandilean Mountains.
(*) AU: Astronomical Unit. The distance from the Earth to the Sun. Roughly 150,000 millions of km.