Date Time: September 29, 2016 from 0650-0700 hrs
Weather: Gusting winds, partly cloudy, twilight, 8C with small windchill.
Attendance: Carla, Sarah, David.
Objective: To view and image Moon/Mercury conjunction which was reported to happen on this morning, just before sunup. According to my RASC calendar, the two celestial bodies were going to be 1.6 degrees apart.
- Spotted the conjunction right away, easily when first went outside to take the dog out. The forecast was calling for cloudy skies this morning so was surprised when it was clear in the east. Mercury was surprisingly bright.