Monday, July 21 2003 @ 08:04 pm EDT
Contributed by: bobmoody
PRIME OPPORTUNITY! Mercury and Jupiter close to within 1/2 degree at sunset this Friday, July 25th!<br><br>Astrophotographers and astro-imagers have a GOLDEN opportunity to capture both Mercury and Jupiter in the same low to medium power field of view this Friday night. Try your luck and find your best shots right here at AOAS.ORG next week for everyone to enjoy!
In case you miss this opportunity, another good photo-op will occur on Wednesday, July 30, as Mercury (near Regulus) and Jupiter will be joined by the thin crescent moon at sunset. This won't require a telescope, but a good telephoto lens will capture all three in a nice shot.