St.George Astronomy Group


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Our monthly general meeting is on the 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00PM (except December)
at the Washington Branch Library, 220 N 300 E, Washington, UT.

The General Meeting is expected to be via Zoom again if Library remains on COVID restrictions. Stay tuned.
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TUNE IN AT 6:00 PM UTAH TIME. The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. This was broadcast live from Ivins, Utah using an 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope connected to a color astronomy camera. The camera and telescope were both connected to and controlled by software on my laptop, which is connected to a WI-FI hotspot allowing the broadcast to upload to Youtube. Because Jupiter and Saturn was low on the horizon, the image was hazy due to atmospheric distortion, but what is significant about this event is the planets will appear to us on Earth very close together. The pair was 0.1 degrees apart. By comparison the full moon is about 0.5 degrees wide. While it appeared to be close together, they are actually 456 million miles apart. If you missed this conjunction, you'll have to wait until March 15th, 2080 to see them this close together again.
Pete F.[Post event Edited:TomO]








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