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Venus and Mercury May 20

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About this observation
Observer
Andrew Paterson
Time of observation
20/05/2020 - 20:50
Object
Venus and Mercury
Observing location
Hill Head
Equipment
Nikon Coolpix P900
Exposure
1/10s F4.5 ISO 800

A view from our front drive of Venus with Mercury below and to the right as they approach their closest conjunction later this week. Venus is approaching Inferior Conjunction on June 3. Its crescent phase is now easily visible with 10x50 binoculars. Mercury is moving out after Superior Conjunction on May 4 and will remain visible well into June. This is the first time I could see Mercury with the naked eye this apparition.

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