Mercury / Mars Conjunction

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Gregger
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Mercury / Mars Conjunction

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Just enough gap in the clouds to make a pleasant observation (and sketch) of these two just now with the Celeston 15x70 binos.

Well chuffed as looked in doubt all day
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Well Done, good observation! After playing with Skymap, I plan to start looking for Mercury from the 11th, clouds permitting :roll:

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Mercury and Mars 8 Feb 2013 (7) post.jpg
Mercury and Mars 8 Feb 2013 (7) post.jpg (102.29 KiB) Viewed 1338 times
Just got this last night. The clouds just cleared in time!!!
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You need to reduce the size of the image, David. It's too awkward to scroll as it is.
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My apologies. Lack of knowledge on my part.
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Nice snapshot Dave! Looks even better at about 25% size though. Good 'ol MS Paint (free with Windows) can resize it fo your,

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Here's the image I'd hoped to record today:

http://lpod.wikispaces.com/February+12%2C+2013

but no luck, thanks British weather! :x
Brian
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Wellingborough UK.

254mm LX90 on Superwedge, WO ZS66SD, Helios 102mm f5 on EQ1, Hunter 11x80, Pentax 10x50
ASI120MC Toucam Pros 740k/840k/900nc mono, Pentax K110D
Ro-Ro roof shed
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