Two fellow ASH members and I observed the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter this evening from the Naylor Observatory through an Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 ED80 Carbon Fiber APO refractor (at 20, 30, and 43x), binoculars, and without optical aid. Venus and Jupiter were separated by approximately 86 arc minutes (1 degree and 26 arc minutes) at the time. Both planets were visible in the same 1.9-degree true field of view through the refractor at 43x (11mm Explore Scientific 82 degree eyepiece).
We also looked at Saturn at 20 and 30x (the rings were resolved at 30x) and watched an ISS pass that culminated at 6:41p.m. EST.
I also took a number of iPhone photographs, some of them through the refractor, of the conjunction.