Mercury, Venus and Jupiter photographed in the evening twilight tonight

May 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment
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I have had one eye on the Western horizon over the last few nights as Mercury, Venus and Jupiter have gathered in a very loose group above the North Western horizon over the last few nights.

(c) Paul Floyd 2013

(c) Paul Floyd 2013

I was caught by surprise tonight as the cloud above the North Western horizon cleared enough for me to look for the three planets. I rushed outside with my camera and tripod to see if I could photograph the three planets. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to see Mercury given the sky brightness so I snapped off a few images to see if I could see Mercury on the images. At first glance, I was unsuccessful. However, upon looking at the Sky Safari Pro tablet app I use, I discovered I was looking in the wrong spot for Mercury. It was amazing how fast Mercury had moved in the few days since I had previously located it in binoculars. Fortunately, I had captured it peaking though the leaves in one of the images.

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