Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home page


Observing >> Solar System Observing

Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)
LivingNDixie
TSP Chowhound
*****

Reged: 04/23/03

Loc: Trussville, AL
Re: Mercury is already visible! new [Re: Edward E]
      #5688665 - 02/19/13 11:07 AM

Caught a naked eye observation on Sunday night. Like others have said it is pretty easy to see.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Edward E
scholastic sledgehammer
*****

Reged: 03/26/06

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: Mercury is already visible! new [Re: Edward E]
      #5689101 - 02/19/13 03:34 PM Attachment (13 downloads)

Here is a graphical impression of the views from last Saturday of the Sun, Mercury & Venus made from quick sketches on site and rendered using Win 7 Paint program.

Edited by Edward E (02/19/13 03:38 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ROBERT FREE
sage
*****

Reged: 03/20/11

Loc: SARASOTA,FL
Re: Mercury is already visible! new [Re: Edward E]
      #5689626 - 02/19/13 08:06 PM

very nice report,an yes many dont realize that you can see it in broad daylite.an right on slightly crescent.today its getting much dimmer an getting difficult to see in daylite but crescent thinning.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ROBERT FREE
sage
*****

Reged: 03/20/11

Loc: SARASOTA,FL
Re: Mercury is already visible! new [Re: ROBERT FREE]
      #5689846 - 02/19/13 10:14 PM

nice pic edward,i like that.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
eps0mu0
member


Reged: 01/16/06

Loc: San Francisco, CA
Re: Mercury is already visible! [Re: ROBERT FREE]
      #5693846 - 02/22/13 12:27 AM Attachment (3 downloads)

After seeing Mercury visually a few times last week, I finally managed to get a camera and a tripod out somewhere with an unobstructed Western horizon. Difficult to find until ~18:30, when it just "popped" into visibility. I guess just the right combination of darkening sky, brightness of Mercury, and altitude above the horizon.
This photo was taken at 18:45 PST somewhere in Sunnyvale, CA (SF Bay Area), with a Nikon D40x. Zoom lens set at 66mm fl, f5. ISO200, 2s exposure.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | (show all)


Extra information
3 registered and 10 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Rich (RLTYS), star drop, Mitchell Duke 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 1587

Jump to

CN Forums Home




Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics