One of the perks of working from home is that you get a little extra time for yourself. I was lucky enough that I could pick my dream of amateur astronomy and was able to capture the greatest and rarest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. What made this spectacle so rare is the fact that It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it was for 21 Dec 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness the “great conjunction.”
I used Celestron 130 EQ with 10 mm eyepiece + Samsung C9 Pro 4x zoom and captured this historic sight below:
Although I did not have any barlow lens, advanced eyepiece or DSLR camera, I still managed to get the below from mobile camera. The view from eyepiece was far clearer as I could feel Saturn rings and all the 4 moons of Jupiter, looking forward for some more clearer view with my advanced gear onboard.
Categories: Amateur astronomy