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Jupiter & Saturn -Next December....date for diary!

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I was reading this months (Jan 2020) Astronomy Now magazine, page 42. Mentions Jupiter and Saturn being just 6 arc mins apart.  Very low in the sky for me though.

I did some work of CdC and was really surprised at how close these two planets will appear.  Pluto is not too far away either!

Anyway, posted here for reference :)

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Its cloudy here... ;)

 

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That's some conjunction! Just unfortunate circumstances. Very low in the sunset :(

It'll still be worth dragging a scope up to the sea front if it's clear.

How seasonal would it have been had the conjunction been higher up and in the east :) Such a conjunction is among the contenders for the origins of the "Christmas Star". 

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Stellarium shows very nice iridium flare from my location as a mark to start observing :D

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and it indeed looks lovely in my new Mak102 with ES62 5.5mm :D

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I'm really looking forward to observing these two this summer.

And Mars joins the party as well !!

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5 minutes ago, vlaiv said:

and it indeed looks lovely in my new Mak102 with ES62 5.5mm :D

I have my Mak 127 earmarked for this project already. It's its destiny :)

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25 minutes ago, Paul M said:

That's some conjunction! Just unfortunate circumstances. Very low in the sunset :(

It'll still be worth dragging a scope up to the sea front if it's clear.

How seasonal would it have been had the conjunction been higher up and in the east :) Such a conjunction is among the contenders for the origins of the "Christmas Star". 

I remember a close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn around Christmas 1980 in Leo but the closest approach was in mid January 1981.It was no way near a close as this next one however.

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