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Venus and Mercury nearing appulse - 2020 May 20

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About this observation
Observer
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
20/05/2020 - 21:04
Object
Venus and Mercury nearing appulse - 2020 May 20
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Equipment
Canon EOS 500D
Tamron 70-300mm lens (100mm f/4)
ISO 400
Exposure
1/20s

One example from a series taken in a clear sky during yesterday's warm evening. Venus is at upper left, Mercury is at the 5 o'clock position to the lower right. No image processing applied, just cropped.

It took me a while to spot Mercury in my 10x50 binoculars. As the sky darkened I was able to see both planets with the naked eye. That's a rare sighting for me.

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