Dawn from the window-sill – – -04/12/2018

Dawn is getting pretty interesting for the next few days with Mercury now making an entrance. As an extra bonus, the Moon was there today too.

In the first image (at 06:46 UT) you can see Venus, the Moon, and Spica.

The next images are a bit later (at 07:02 UT), and Mercury has now risen. The images were acquired with my Canon SX610HS snapshot camera, and the inset of Venus with the 80mm f/5 refractor + 2X X2 barlows  + PD camera.


The next week or two is a good opportunity to observe Mercury. Binoculars will help. Some people heve never seen it!

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