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Contains:  M 67, NGC 2682, The star θHya, The star ηLeo, The star οLeo, The star Adhafera (ζLeo), The star εHya, The star αLyn, The star ζHya, The star Ras Elased (εLeo), The star Algieba (γ1Leo), The star Regulus (αLeo), Part of the constellation Leo (Leo), Part of the constellation Hydra (Hya)
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Conjunction Venus-Regulus-Mercury July 9, 2018, 


            Ray Caro
Conjunction Venus-Regulus-Mercury July 9, 2018

Conjunction Venus-Regulus-Mercury July 9, 2018

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 18-55 IS STM f/3.5-5.6

Imaging camera:Canon 80D

Mount:iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Software:Photoshop CS6

Resolution: 3000x2000

Dates:July 9, 2018

Frames: 1x4"

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.13% job: 2139393

RA center: 143.972 degrees

DEC center: 15.561 degrees

Pixel scale: 43.855 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 243.236 degrees

Field radius: 21.961 degrees

Data source: Backyard


It had been a long time since I wanted to catch Mercury, but there was always something that stopped me.

This time, the sun had just set and the sky was still glowing. Mercury was still in a "high" position and with Venus there was a very nice conjunction. And Regulus was the cherry on the cake...

One shot : 35 mm - ISO 100 - 4s - 18h37



Ray Caro
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Conjunction Venus-Regulus-Mercury July 9, 2018, 


            Ray Caro