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Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 23.00 - 23.45 - Valkeakoski (III)
Markku Ruonala

For a long time Mercury was properly visible, the discovery of which was greatly facilitated by a nearby crescent moon. The Pleiades were also recorded in some of the images of the encounter. The observation conditions were not very springy, as the observer standing by the lake was caressed by the brisk and fresh north wind. Sure, the wind and the icy ice packed on the shore created a pleasant rustling sound for the darkening spring work.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 22.40 - Nousiainen
Petri Valtonen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I finally got a picture of Mercury! It was such a dim object that it would have been hard to find without the Moon. He still saw it with the naked eye.

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 22.40 - 23.20 - Janakkala, Tervakoski (III)
Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

The ice keeps its own life when it hits the pier, it’s time for the ice to leave. A collared heron screams nearby. Bongaan with the naked eye between the clouds of Mercury. The crescent moon is slowly falling to the horizon. I also shoot with a telescope, although it feels desperate from the pier, I still get Mercury captured inaccurately. Closeness to nature is palpable.

Images: 4 pcs

Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 22.20 - Tampere (III)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

With a small lineup, we gathered at the TaUrsa Tower to watch the encounter. The plateau was so windy that we moved pretty quickly indoors and out the window to wonder. At the time of imaging, Mercury was about 2.5 degrees away Before going to the tower, there was also a roe deer next to the tower for dinner.

Moon and Mercury

2.5.2022 at 22.02 - 22.05 - Helsinki, Pornaistenniemi (III)
Veikko Mäkelä, Ursa (Helsinki)

I had to try that encounter after a bit of talk about it on the channels and also wondered how well the observational image I drew in the Stars 2022 yearbook would be true. It looked a bit unhappy with the clouds, as there were clouds on the horizon just west-northwest. I have to say that there was quite a bit of luck that the Moon happened to be found almost immediately in the clouds, even with the naked eye. It's easy and clear. The country house was also visible with binoculars. Mercury bongas with binoculars and had time to show for maybe a minute, but it was still verifiable. After th...

Images: 2 pcs

Search result contains observations from time period 2.5.2022 klo 00.01 - 2.5.2022 klo 23.59.