Does anyone out there have a script to replicate the star of Bethlehem. In this case meaning a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter near Regulus.
I like sharing the following quote from Wikipedia on the Star of Bethlehem
Astronomers have made several attempts to link the star to unusual celestial events, such as a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn or Jupiter and Venus, a comet, or a supernova.
Some modern scholars do not consider the story to be describing a historical event but a pious fiction created by the author of the Gospel of Matthew.
This said, luckily you specify that you are after a conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. WolframAlpha can determine the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter closest to the year 0:
8:07:26 pm LMT | Thursday, October 14, 2 BC (extrapolated Gregorian calendar)
I have never used Stellarium, but other software, where entering that date and searching for Jupiter did the job.