I was surprised how quickly Mars was moving through the sky. In fact I had repeated the previous image capture 43 minutes later, and here are the 2 images as an animated gif.
Who says things don’t change in the sky?!
Seem to constantly be a few nights behind at the moment- but here’s Monday night’s effort on the M52 cluster and the Bubble nebula in Cassiopeia. It’s just RGB with the light pollution filter- 20x 5 min subs plus darks, flats and bias.
Comet visible tonight through 7 x 50 binoculars
Having got excited about seeing Mercury from the window-sill the other morning, I had a rummage through my notebooks to see if I had ever observed Mercury telescopically.
Amongst other observations, I turned up these – done when I was somewhat younger! (the first 16 years ago!). The sketches are laterally transposed.
So, has anyone managed to capture an image of Mercury’s phase? (Weather forecast isn’t too good for this apparition). Its greatest elongation is on December 15th.
OK, so I still can’t upload any images.