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Mercury and Venus are now visible in the evening sky

Postby Astro Chav » Tue May 28, 2013 12:41 pm

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I did a webcam image each of them on Sunday night. Whilst neither look as spectacular as the Moon and Jupiter (at least Venus will get better later this year) seeing Mercury at all is quite an event and I hadn't seen it through a telescope for years.

Both are showing a gibbous phase.
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Re: Mercury and Venus are now visible in the evening sky

Postby tich » Tue May 28, 2013 9:12 pm

Well done for capturing those, I went out to a dark site on Saturday & Sunday evening to do some imaging & managed to capture the triangular conjunction of Venus, Jupiter & Mercury with the DSLR & with Saturn behind me seeing 4 planets in the night sky at the same time was quite an event. Also it was the first time I'd ever seen Mercury as I've got no hope of seeing it at home so viewing it through the scope was a bit of a treat.
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Re: Mercury and Venus are now visible in the evening sky

Postby SkyWatcher17 » Mon May 04, 2015 8:39 pm

I know this is an old post, and I usually dislike reawakening zombie threads, Mercury is setting at around 22:50 BST at the moment. It may be visible setting below Venus starting at around 21:10 BST. I haven't seen it myself yet though. Venus is unmissable.
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