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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

We have an evening apparition of Merkur. With very transparent sky I tried to find it at first with my 7x50 binoculars, an easy task. Shortly after that I saw Merkur with the unaided eye and in my 8 cm refractor.

The inset is with 40x magnification. Merkur was not very well defined and showed irregular spikes in all directions. I hope I could catch that in my sketch.

Juist above the horizon there was i bank of clouds, but it was low enough not to disturb.

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#2 Jef De Wit

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:03 PM

I like this one! Always a fan of naked eye sketches.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:38 PM

Uwe,

Excellent capture of little Mercury.

Frank :)

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 04:46 PM

Uwe,

Nice Sketch :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

Nice Work Uwe,

I like this sketch very much.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:59 PM

Wow, Uwe, I very much enjoy the way you represented this sketch. Great observational notes, too.






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