Friday, May 1, 2015

Mercury and the Pleiades

Mercury is putting on its best show of the year in the evening sky for northern hemisphere observers. It is easy to spot well below the VERY bright Venus. Just passed the Pleiades cluster. Here are a few shots from Wednesday night.

Pimping it out with the iconic saguaros in the foreground. Mercury reaches its greatest height above the horizon around May 6th and will quickly get more difficult to spot after that.


OrbsCorbs said...

Awesome photos, hale.

kkdither said...

We love your "pimp outs," hale.

SER said...

Damn Boppster you're good.

Thanks for the GREAT pics.