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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in night scenery mode

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Photoshop Elements 15 compilation of six frame mosaic with three photographic views above and three Online Planetarium star charts below

Image Details:

Mercury and Mebsuta Setting

For the past three days (June 9th-11th) Mercury and the Gemini star Mebsuta have been observed setting behind Transmitter Hill, Mutare at twilight. On the 9th Mebsuta was some distance above Mercury, on the 10th it was in close conjunction with Mercury and on the 11th it was some distance below as shown in this composite image consisting of three photographic views above and three modified star chart captures from Online Planetarium below.