Observing the Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction

We drove around the mountain today looking for a good place to observe the conjunction and the only spot with a reasonable view of the southwest without trees or mountains is the back deck at the Boarding House. There are likely other favorable spots like the 9th hole on the golf course. Weather permitting, I am planning on bringing binoculars and a small telescope to the Boarding House try and photograph the event Monday evening.

Note that its not a one-night phenomenon as the two planets will be very close together for a few days before and after the 21st. The this link for a detailed chart on when and where to look. Depending on the horizon where you are the best views will be between 6 and 7:30 just after sunset and before the planets set below the horizon.

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