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Observation by Alex Pratt: Moon, Mercury and Venus - 2020 May 24

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Alex Pratt

Observer

Alex Pratt

Observed

2020 May 24 - 20:15

Uploaded

2020 May 25 - 19:19

Objects

Mercury
Venus
Conjunction

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 500D
  • Tamron 70-300mm lens (96mm f/4.0)
  • ISO 400
Exposure

1/10s

Location

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Target name

Moon, Mercury and Venus - 2020 May 24

Title

Moon, Mercury and Venus - 2020 May 24

About this image

Once again the skies cooperated to allow a clear view from my front garden. Mercury is the faint 'star' in the upper centre, level with the crescent Moon. Venus is at lower right.

It was very relaxing to observe them in the deepening twilight on a mild evening, accompanied by a background of songs from competing blackbirds.

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