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Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new
      #5671128 - 02/09/13 05:56 PM

Wow...Mercury and Mars at sunset look great and so easy to find with binoculars, never thought Mercury would look so big.

Looks 5 times bigger than Mars...Can't wait to get a telescope again..


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: NorthWolf]
      #5671294 - 02/09/13 07:39 PM

NW,

Thanks for the post. Check out this watercolor by Aquarellia posted in the Sketching Forum.


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5671432 - 02/09/13 09:08 PM

I have photos on my web site. I also managed to capture the Zodiacal Light that night:

http://www.astronomyisrael.com/2013/02/2013-conjunction-of-mercury-and-mars.html

/Ira


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: Ira]
      #5671511 - 02/09/13 10:24 PM

Quote:

I have photos on my web site. I also managed to capture the Zodiacal Light that night:

http://www.astronomyisrael.com/2013/02/2013-conjunction-of-mercury-and-mars.html

/Ira




Very nice, except Mercury was on top.


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Ira
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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: NorthWolf]
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Quote:

Quote:

I have photos on my web site. I also managed to capture the Zodiacal Light that night:

http://www.astronomyisrael.com/2013/02/2013-conjunction-of-mercury-and-mars.html

/Ira




Very nice, except Mercury was on top.




Not according to Stellarium:


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: NorthWolf]
      #5672307 - 02/10/13 12:42 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I have photos on my web site. I also managed to capture the Zodiacal Light that night:

http://www.astronomyisrael.com/2013/02/2013-conjunction-of-mercury-and-mars.html

/Ira




Very nice, except Mercury was on top.




Well, the thing is...these are moving targets. Mars was above Mercury on the 7th and below it on the 8th. It was Mercury making the apparent motion.


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! new [Re: Special Ed]
      #5672486 - 02/10/13 02:39 PM

Right. My photo is from the 7th, as the caption says!

/Ira


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Re: Observing Mercury and Mars in one great view! [Re: Ira]
      #5672746 - 02/10/13 05:41 PM

True!!

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