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Mercury and Venus

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
17/12/2018 - 08:29
Object
Mercury and Venus
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI174MM Cool
2.5x PowerMate
14inch f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
EQ8 mount
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Venus was imaged first using a UV pass filter and RGB filters then Mercury just before full daylight using an infrared pass filter as well as RGB filters.   My first opportunity to point my new main telescope - a 14inch f/10 LX200 OTA  - at these planets.  I was hoping to be able to pick out some cloud features on Venus but the atmosphere wasn't quite steady enough to be able to get a detailed UV image. 

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