Monday, December 28, 2020


 A week ago, on the night of the Winter Solstice, there was the "Great Conjunction" of Saturn and Jupiter.  While it was neat, I think the hype was a bit over rated.  Supposedly they were supposed to be so close it would look like they were touching.  Maybe at some point it did look like that, but that is not what I got to see.  This image is a composite, both were taken on the 21st but they were too far apart to get in a single frame so I took the liberty of moving them closer together. 😉  The moon was one image and the planets were the second, Jupiter is on the left, Saturn is dimmer.  If you have seen any images of the conjunction on the internet where you see the rings of Saturn, those are fake.


  1. Nice composite image. I suppose they were very close at some point, but that it didn't last very long.

    What focal length did you use to capture the Moon with such detail? A telescope or telephoto lens?

    1. Thanks very much Tom! I used my Sigma 500. It does really well with the moon.