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    I popped down to the beach to capture a quick picture of Mercury. It
    was perishing tonight. Took one shot and decided to try and be clever
    and take a sequence. Unfortunately to be clever you need to prepare
    and I hadn't! I'd left my remote timer at home as well as my watch.
    The only timer I had was in my head so between each photo, I stood on
    the freezing sea wall like a lemon counting from 1 to 60! At least it
    proves I'm consistent ;-)

    http://www.digitalsky.org.uk/Mercury...006-02-25.html

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    Pete
    http://www.digitalsky.org.uk

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    Default Mercury sequence

    Pete Lawrence wrote:

    Thanks Pete!

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    Pete Lawrence wrote:


    Pete,

    With images like that to look at on line, this "Aging Amateur
    Astronomer" can be a virtual astronnomer .. letting the zealots like
    you run out to capture neat stuff like you always do

    Phil

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    On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 23:54:34 GMT, Phil Wheeler <w6tuh-ng7@yahoo.com>
    wrote:


    That would be sad Phil - especially as my intention is to try and
    encourage rather than discourage. Still it was cold out there and I
    would have been happier to have stayed indoors for this one if I'm
    brutally honest :-o
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    Pete
    http://www.digitalsky.org.uk

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    Pete Lawrence wrote:

    The real thing is that, since I seem never to see a sunset (coastal
    clouds) no way I can see Murcury either.

    Same problem this morning when I popped out before sunrise to see Venus
    and the comet: No dice.

    Lately it's been clear days, but cloudy nights. And we have rain in the
    forcast for 4 of the next 5 days.

    Phil

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    Default Mercury sequence


    "Pete Lawrence" <pete.lawrence.nospam@pbl33.co.uk> wrote in message
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    Cloud Cloud Cloud here. Mercury is surprisingly high. Nice sequence.

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncg...114.05&ew=West



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    On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:05:02 GMT, Phil Wheeler <w6tuh-ng7@yahoo.com>
    wrote:


    In the south east of the UK we're currently being prepared for water
    shortages in the months ahead. Reservoirs are very low and there
    hasn't really been the winter rainfall to replenish them. Plenty of
    cloud though
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    On Sun, 26 Feb 2006 00:06:57 GMT, "Mike Thomas" <Thomas@cbe.com>
    wrote:

    It makes a tremendous difference having a sea horizon Mike. Things
    which look quite low from my garden seem to get an altitude boost when
    I drive down to the beach.
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    Pete
    http://www.digitalsky.org.uk

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    Pete Lawrence wrote:

    Amazing: Not the way I remember that area at all. Rain seemed perpetual.

    Here rain is more surprising, since Los Angeles is essentially a
    terraformed desert fed with water from hundreds of miles away (Sierras
    and Colorado River). But we did have much more rain last year than
    this. The coming storm is supposed to be a big one -- 4 to 10 inches,
    the larger amount in the northern foothills.

    I'm located about one mile from the Pacific Ocean, so marine effects
    often dominate my weather and seeing conditions, even if it is clear
    5-10 miles inland. A few days ago I set up to do some imaging at dusk
    and managed only 10 shots (in about as many minutes) after dark before
    the clouds did me in.

    Phil

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    Awesome shot Pete!



    "Pete Lawrence" <pete.lawrence.nospam@pbl33.co.uk> wrote in message
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