Date Time: May 27, 2013 2100-2200hrs
Weather: At 2000hrs clouds were starting to clear, temps 18 degrees Celsius, by 2100hrs it was mostly clear and the sun had set, with a light breeze. By 2200hrs, it was clear, no wind, temperature went down to 7 degrees Celsius, with the weather stations calling for frost over night.
Equipment: Canon DSLR camera and 75-300mm lens, tripod.
Objective: To Image Jupiter-Venus-Mercury conjunction.
Report: The cloudy weather started to break up in the afternoon to give a nice evening for observing the western sky. After arriving around 2100 on a beach near Maces Bay, no stars were seen, as it was still too bright out...the sun had just set. Watched the sky until 2122hrs, that was when Venus seemed to pop out. Jupiter came into view shortly after this, then at 2132 hrs, a very dim mercury came into view. At last, the elusive trio were finally viewed by this observer!
|Jupiter-Bottom Left...Venus Bottom Right...Mercury on Top. 2150hrs|