The GetDPI Photography Forum

Great to see you here. Join our insightful photographic forum today and start tapping into a huge wealth of photographic knowledge. Completing our simple registration process will allow you to gain access to exclusive content, add your own topics and posts, share your work and connect with other members through your own private inbox! And don’t forget to say hi!

  • We are looking for a committed forum member who would like to help with administration and moderation of our forum. Good communication and writing skills would be appreciated. Please message Olaf if you are interested.

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction photos


Well-known member
The conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn was clearly visible in the sky at 6:51pm when I got up to the roof of my building. I made this first photo at 6:55 ... and just after I did so, the air filled with mist and cloud and the view was lost.

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction

As I looked at the photo on my computer display, I realized there was more in it than just the two planets. I cropped away about 90% of the frame and now I could clearly see three of the Galilean Satellites of Jupiter.

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction (cropped)

Seen from Santa Clara on Dec 21, 2020.

tech info:
Panasonic GX9 + Sigma 600mm Mirror Telephoto
ISO 25,800 @ f/8 @ 1/8 sec

Enjoy! G


Subscriber and Workshop Member

Alas, it was overcast here - couldn't see a thing. But the relative brightness of planets (they're in direct sunlight, even if it's far away) brings to mind an evening spent with the UC Boulder 24" telescope. All telescopes have Sun filters. Most have Moon filters. This scope had a Jupiter filter - it was too bright to look at directly!


Well-known member
I like the gritty look on the photos - but I will admit I would have also loved a version where you under exposed so that you could see Saturn with its rings and Jupiter hint at its cloudy typical bands. But I still s*ck because I didn't bother getting out to get the shot so... :)

Thanks for sharing it.