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Mercury and venus from the 19th May

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32 degrees heat when i brought the scope out of the obsy at 4:30pm, i winder why the view was a little "wobbly"

Luckily later in the evening everything had cooled down somewhat!

Mercury was a fairly easy spot around 8:30 below Venus. A superb contrasting view from the two inner planets. The giant slender crescent of Venus and the small gibbous disc of Mercury! 

Both planets captured with my C9.25, Asi290mm, X1.8 Barlow and Astronomik 807 filter.

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Really nice captures Pete. Well done.

Will have a have a crack at Mercury myself but I cant find it without scanning the scope around and dont wanna get too near the sun! 

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