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Mercury and Venus after their appulse - 2020 May 22


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About this observation
Alex Pratt
Time of observation
22/05/2020 - 21:15
Mercury and Venus after their appulse - 2020 May 22
Observing location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Canon EOS 500D
Tamron 70-300mm lens (300mm f/5.6)
ISO 400

From my front door I had a nice view of Mercury and Venus just over 12 hours after their closest approach.

Standing in the hallway out of the gusty wind I followed them in my 10x50 binoculars, and later naked eye, until they set behind a cloud bank in the NW.

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