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nitelitegirl
2012-Apr-13, 01:51 PM
http://www.space.com/15158-mercury-skywatching-morning-sky.html

What time of day would be best to see it also?

redshifter
2012-Apr-13, 05:21 PM
It seems like the article you link to has all the info you need to see Mercury, and when/where to see it. I've never tried to see Mercury through my scope. Mercury is a naked eye object, so it will be no trouble with your scope, but it may not look like much. Also, with Mercury's proximity to the Sun, care is highly advised.

Mods, is this thead more appropriate for the observing forum?

Jeff Root
2012-Apr-13, 07:43 PM
I consider viewing planets ahead of the Sun more dangerous than
viewing them behind the Sun, because the Sun can creep forward
into your field of view before you realize it. Viewing planets behind
the Sun allows you to position the Sun behind a wall and forget
about it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis