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Imaged with a FujiFilm X-T2 and a 55-200m zoom lens (set to 200mm).  Camera mounted on a Skywatcher Star Adventurer to prevent smearing of the image due to 7 second exposures at that focal length.  Imaged at F4 and ISO 800. Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction 20 December 2020, with aircraft landing at East Midlands airport! This set of pictures was taken almost one day before the planets’ closest approach and were taken on 20 December 2020 at 17:20.  The closest approach itself was on the 21st December at 18:00  but that day was clouded out with very heavy rain where I live (as usual, most astronomy special events are clouded out in the UK – typical!). Jupiter and Saturn were around 32 arcminutes apart when this picture was taken, moving to their closest at around 30 arcminutes at their closest the following day.  30 arcminutes is about the same diameter…