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 Post subject: Mars & Mercury
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:08 am 
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Location: Portslade, Sussex Lat 50deg 51min Long 0deg 13mins West
A Post-Transit view of MERCURY,
28/11/19, 0630-0710 UT: Clear southern horizon. First located MARS from the bedroom window and then a bit later saw MERCURY about 10° down to the left of MARS and showing through the bare twigs of a tree. Used 8x36 Nikon binoculars from the window and then from the street for a better view. When viewed from the window with the Nikon 60mm Fieldscope II, I noticed alpha Librae - the binocular double Zubenelgenubi- down to the right of MERCURY. Managed a number of photographs with the camera only reacted on the window frame, of MERCURY as it passed behind the web of twigs and branches of the tree.
By the final view of MERCURY, the sky was very bright. Obs.#527. Regards mat.


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 Post subject: Re: Mars & Mercury
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:03 pm 
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Sorry, I've put this in the wrong topic section. Should have gone under Venus and Jupiter!

Paul, I see you reposted under the correct topic so have removed the post here - Brian


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 Post subject: Re: Mars & Mercury
PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:24 am 
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Location: Portslade, Sussex Lat 50deg 51min Long 0deg 13mins West
30/11/19, MARS & MERCURY in the early morning. Used 8x30 Nikon binoculars. 0630 UT MARS was seen from the bedroom window. Later at 0639 UT, MERCURY (Obs.#528) was just peeping over the rooftops and through the empty twigs and branches of a tree. Later had a glimpse at 0701 UT using the Landscout spotting scope but by then some dark cumulus clouds interfered. Regards maf.


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