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Mercury and Venus

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Carson
Time of observation
06/02/2020 - 17:47
Object
Mercury and Venus
Observing location
Canewdon Essex
Equipment
Canon 60Da
ISO 400
33mm lens at F4.5
Fixed tripod
Exposure
Third of a second
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The elusive inner most planet Mercury is on show over the next few days. Here’s my picture taken from Canewdon in Essex UK  at 17.47UT this evening 2020 Feb 6th.
Venus is the bright object in the top left and Mercury is the fainter object in the bottom right nearly in the trees. Between 17.30UT and 18.00UT Mercury was plainly visible to the unaided eye.

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