Redcat telescope and Nikon Z6 modified for 830 nm infrared
This is a stack of 36 x 0.5 images. The stack was processed from RAW with photoshop and false colored to blue to make it easier on the eye.
Conjunction of Mercury and the Pleiades captured in infrared. Mercury captured at 8 pm local time, altitude of 5 degrees above the horizon in the fading light. Capture was done in 830 nm cutoff infrared as both Mercury and the Pleiades are bright in IR and about a degree apart. A Redcat 51 mm telescope was used with a Nikon Z6 modified for 830 nm IR by Lifepixel. The Redcat was mounted on a tripod because it is too low to the horizon for an EQ mount. IR cuts through the near horizon haze to image this conjunction.