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Observation by Peter Carson: Mercury and Venus

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Peter Carson

Observer

Peter Carson

Observed

2020 Feb 06 - 17:47

Uploaded

2020 Feb 06 - 20:15

Objects

Mercury
Venus

Equipment
  • Canon 60Da
  • ISO 400
  • 33mm lens at F4.5
  • Fixed tripod
Exposure

Third of a second

Location

Canewdon Essex

Target name

Mercury and Venus

Title

Mercury and Venus

About this image

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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