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Observation by Alex Pratt: Mercury and Venus after their appulse - ...

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Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2020 May 22 - 20:15

Uploaded

2020 May 22 - 22:53

Objects

Mercury
Venus
Conjunction

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Tamron 70-300mm lens (300mm f/5.6)
  • ISO 400
Exposure

1/10s

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Mercury and Venus after their appulse - 2020 May 22

Title

Mercury and Venus after their appulse - 2020 May 22

About this image

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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