Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction, California

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction
Mojave Desert, California   –   December 21, 2020
— Ralph Paonessa

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn December 21, 2020.

Captured using FireCapture, stacked in AutoStakkert!, wavelet sharpened in Registax. Using Photoshop, each planet was overlayed on a single reference frame captured at the same time with the same system, to reduce the blurring from atmospheric turbulence.

Celestron C8 200mm Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. ZWO ASI 290mm monochrome CMOS camera. Paramount MYT equatorial mount. Image scale 0.28"/px. Monochrome image through Luminance filter (IR/UV block).

Photo ID: Jup Sat_005 stacked