Visibility II / V
I don’t remember how many years have passed since I last tried to see Mercury. Maybe a decade? Well, tonight the planet was supposed to be close to the Seulast constellation. Paula Wirtanen challenged whether it would be possible to see this encounter visually.
I left for ten countries to drive to the edge of a large open field. The sky was very light and rarer from the western sky with my father's old 7x50 binoculars. After about five minutes of searching, the planet was found.
I captured several pictures with the camera. The planet was barely visible in them. I waited for the background sky to darken and in about half an eleven countries I managed to see Mercury with the naked eye. The Screens were also shimmering in the pictures, so I took my binoculars again. The screens were now very visible with binoculars.
The image below is pretty close to the visual,
I have to take on new ones on Monday, when Kuukin joins the gang.
PS: I added a bonus picture of previous encounters with Sifiers.