Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Robin Scagell
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Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Here's a shot of the three planets together taken this evening, 26 May, from St Lawrence Bay, Essex, at 22.06. Details: Camera was a Canon 40D, lens a Sigma 55-200 at 135 mm; ISO was 160, shutter speed 1/3 sec, aperture f/5.0. The river Blackwater is in the foreground. Jupiter is on the left, Venus on the right and Mercury above it. I only noticed Venus visually.

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Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Not nearly as pretty as yours, Robin, but shows what can be achieved with "bodge-job" kit (in this case, batphone and binocular) if you forget to pack (or just don't have) a "real" camera...

Taken from Hyde Common, nr Fordingbridge (New Forest)
Planet trio (bottom to top: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury) with batphone (HTC Wildfire S) through binocular (Helios Apollo 15x70).
Planet trio (bottom to top: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury) with batphone (HTC Wildfire S) through binocular (Helios Apollo 15x70).
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Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Here is my effort!

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Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Three lovely photos.

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Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

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Hi,
Just got back from visiting family in Surrey where the clouds were a lot kinder to me :)

Here's my effort from Sunday 26th May.

Canon 450D with Canon EF-S 55-250 zoom lens at 130mm.
1/6 sec. f8. ISO 800

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Leslie Ewan
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Re: Alignment of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury

Post by Leslie Ewan »

I missed this event.Nice images,well done all. 8)
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