Moon, Saturn, Jupiter
There have been a lot of cloudy nights recently. Tonight was no exception, so it was not worth getting the telescope set up – but there were some clear patches and the Moon looked inviting for a while, with Saturn and Jupiter in attendance.
So out came the under-utilised camera and tripod.
As far as conjunctions go, this was not particularly close, with Saturn 4° and Jupiter 9° from the over- exposed Moon but it was ideal for my 50mm fixed lens.
Pluto is currently located midway between Saturn and Jupiter but due to the very short exposure, the image shows no background stars at all, let alone a fourteenth magnitude dwarf-planet!
|Image date: 2020-10-23|
|Exposure: 1 sec., f/5.6, ISO 160. Cropped.|
|Imaging camera: Canon 60D on tripod with 50mm lens.|
|Observatory location: 34° South.|