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Observation by Neil Morrison: Planetary hide and seek

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Neil Morrison

Observer

Neil Morrison

Observed

2019 Dec 09 - 16:59

Uploaded

2019 Dec 09 - 21:11

Objects

Venus
Saturn
Conjunction

Equipment
  • Sony 65a Slt
  • 75-300 zoom
  • Hand Held against window frame
Exposure

F5.6 1/20sec 16000 ISO

Location

Crawley West Sussex

Target name

Venus and Saturn

Title

Planetary hide and seek

About this image

Having  watched Venus play hide and seek for  over an hour  through the  bare Branches of a line of Oaks this was the  final  image,  hand held  from my high level Observatory ( Bedroom window)  of the  close  encounter  of Venus and Saturn tonight. Saturn was not  visible to the naked  eye  but was clearly  shown on  the  Cameras live view. l The  forecast  for the next  day or so looks poor  so  this  makes up for my dismal failure to capture the  transit of Mercury.

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