Managed (very fuzzy) images of Mercury and Venus this morning from the window-sill. You can just about make out Mercury’s phase.
Main picture with Canon SX610HS hand-held.
Planet insets with 80mm f/5 refractor +_ 2X X2 barlows + PD camera.
OK, so I still can’t upload any images.
I turned 50 this week and Heather and Dave presented me with a present when I arrived at the RAG meeting on Friday night. Having watched the movie, “The Martian”, I expresses the desire to grow my potatoes in my own Martian soil, similar to the main character in the film. He is stranded on Mars and needs to grow his own food there.
Heather and Dave’s present consisted of a tray of sandy Martian-like soil from ca. 1m down under the Peter Bolas Observatory now bring built at Rosliston Forestry Centre for RAG.
Watch this blog for what will happen next to the simulant….