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Peter Lowenstein
Mutare, Zimbabwe
06:35 pm

Equipment Details:

Tripod-mounted Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 in starry sky mode

Post-processing Details:

Photoshop Elements 15 - image size reduction and minimal application of Star Spikes Pro filter to planet and stars

Image Details:

Mercury Setting at Last Light
Mercury has now risen far enough above the setting Sun to become visible above the last glow of sunset. Clear sky on Monday evening allowed Mercury to be observed above Murahwa Mountain from 40 minutes after sundown until just before it set at last light. As the sky darkened the bright evening star Spica and others from the constellations Virgo and Corvus appeared above it.