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Venus-Mercury conjunction 1°12'

Posted: 25 April 2021

Clouds and wind returned Saturday afternoon, 24 April 2021. Sunday, 25 April, dawned clear and calm, but clouds and even stronger wind returned in the afternoon. The poor sky conditions at sunset made me wonder if I would be successful at photographing the 1°12' conjunction of Venus and Mercury low in the western sky using the Nikon D850 DSLR with Tamron 150-600mm lens.


1915 MST: spotted Venus using 7x50 binoculars. Then saw Mercury peaking out from behind some clouds in the binoculars.

1921 MST: took this photograph of Venus (left) and Mercury (right) with the D850 DSLR (f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 1600, FL 600mm).


1923 MST: Venus and Mercury with distant mountains using the D850 DSLR (f/6.3, 1/160sec, ISO 1600, FL 240mm).

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