Mercury feb 2013 drawings
Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:32 PM
Excellent sketch of the phases of Mercury. Your sketches show how quickly the orientation of the Mercury and Earth change.
Thanks for posting. Dean
Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:23 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:41 PM
Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:06 PM
thx dean,use to have an 8'cave astrola many years ago.great optics an tom cave was a legend.
True; some would even say notoriously so in the latter years of the company. I personally had a good (if somewhat lengthy) experience when buying my 10" Cave in 1975. Others I have talked to were not so fortunate in the late 70's.
Sorry, off topic. I have never observed Mercury with my Cave 10". I should, it's a great scope.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:19 AM
Thanks for the view. Good effort and well done.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:24 PM
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:04 AM
well steel,i did this all in daylite. a period from feb 1st till the 22nd with an 8"sct,one gets much better views that way an much better contrast.
Yes, I have seen it in daylight before but just didn't this time because of weather and being lazy. I am planning on catching Mercury earlier in the day come late May/June when it will be in a nice conjunction with Jupiter and Venus. Should be easy to find Venus first and go from there.
Again, nice observations.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:56 AM