Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mercury and Jupiter indoors (Toronto)

Still trying to shake off a persistent cold. Didn't want to go outside. I was happy to find Mercury and Jupiter with Stellarium, my compass, and my cheapo binoculars from my west-facing office windows.

Easily fit in a binocular field. Rummaged around for my eyeglasses so to get a... 1 times... view (can't say naked eye, I guess). About 2° apart, I would estimate. Tangled in the trees across the street as the sky darkened.

Surprised how bright Mercury is (mag -1.0). Or perhaps it is that Jupiter is so dim (-1.5)...


It was not completely unlike Göran's photo from Frösön.

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