Date Time: March 11, 2018 2000-2020hrs
Weather: Partly cloudy, icy outside due to recent snow squall, light to no breeze, 0 degrees Celsius.
Equipment: Canon Rebel Xsi with 77-300mm lens on tripod.
Attendance: David McCashion
Objective: To view and image Venus and Mercury, which were supposed to be in the western sky, just after dark.
- Venus was very bright, just over the horizon, with Mercury higher and to the North of Venus by about 5 degrees. Venus was much brighter.
- For most of the time, Venus was visible with Mercury behind the clouds which were moving south. The two planets were only visible together, at the same time, for a few seconds.
|Clouds were moving slowly to the left.|