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Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way in Twilight | by Amazing Sky Photography
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Jupiter, Saturn and the Milky Way in Twilight

Jupiter (the brightest object) and Saturn to the left, close together east of the Milky Way in the deep evening twilight, October 17, 2020. At this time they were heading toward a very close “grand conjunction” on December 21, 2020 when they would be much lower in the twilight. This is looking southwest. We had just received our first snow of the season.


This is from home and with the Nikon D750 and Sigma 24mm lens for a stack of 8 x 15-second exposures for the ground to smooth noise and a single 15-second untracked exposure for the sky, all at f/2.8 and ISO 3200. A mild Orton Glow effect added with Luminar 4.

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Taken on October 17, 2020