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Mercury and Venus


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
04/11/2020 - 12:36
Mercury and Venus
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI462MC colour CMOS camera
L, IR 742nm pass and CH4 filters
14inch f/10 LX200 ACF
EQ8 mount

This was the start of a personal 12 hour challenge in which I was able to capture images of all seven other planets.   Seeing unfortunately wasn't good for the major planets.   Conditions for Mercury and Venus were OK although I had to capture them both at a low angle over nearby roofs.   Mercury was captured with an IR pass filter and then with a CH4 filter.  Venus was captured in both of these and also in luminance with the colour camera for a colour image.


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