Thursday, August 23, 2012

1524m 2012/08/23

1524m 2012/08/23 05:15–05:40 EDT Foxmead E window 8 10x50n ne

I observed Mercury again this morning. I spotted it in the trees at 05:32 and it cleared the trees at 05:36.

Temperature: 11°C


  1. I spent last week at a remote dark site. A fellow observer forgot to turn off his new goto scope at the end of the night. As a result, around noon we were watching Venus and Mercury - both beautiful and half-full. This was by far the best view of Mercury I had ever had. Being so high in the sky undoubtedly helped with the seeing.

    1. That's one of the big advantages of having a permanent observatory. I always put my scope into "hibernate" mode at the end of a night's observing, and then can just switch it on a day or a week later, and observe in full daylight. I've observed Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Sirius and Procyon in full daylight this way.