Years of trying to perfect my planetary imaging techniques may have finally culminated in a night where all of my image sets were excellent.
My First Saturn of 2022
“Planet season” officially began for me this early morning as I observed and photographed both Saturn and Jupiter before their oppositions.
Moon, Saturn, and Capricornus, June 2022
I stayed up to 3 a.m. to see the Moon as well as planets Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus. Mercury, starting to rise, was obstructed by trees.
Saturn Opposition, August 2021
Though it was difficult at times to locate Saturn, I think the results were good.
Something Remarkable out of the Unremarkable
I was delighted to see both planets, along with all four of the Galilean moons, visible in the same field.
Unremarkable Great Conjunction
Assuming no more cosmological events of note for 2020, I found the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn to be not all that great.
Still Looking at Saturn
The four sets I took of Saturn were not as good as many of my prior sessions, but one set was serviceable enough to post.
Friday Night with Jupiter and Saturn
Continuing the series of images from this past Friday night were shots taken of Jupiter and Saturn.
Jupiter at Opposition, and Another Planet
A comet and two planets, not too bad for one night.
Early Morning Glimpse of Saturn and Jupiter
You can also see sloping towards the right some of the brighter stars in the constellation Sagittarius.