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Mercury, Saturn and Venus

A photo taken out of our bedroom window at just before 7am this morning.  The bright object to the upper right is Venus (at magnitude -3.8) .  Mercury (mag -1.0) is about 60% of the way along the line from Venus to the satellite dish.  And, if you look carefully, you can just make out a faint Saturn (mag +1.1) to the lower left from Venus.  Saturn is unusually faint this year because the rings are almost edge-on.

Photo taken in Reading, UK, on 2009-10-12.

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