December 10th, 2006
In the wee hours of December 10th I awoke early to attempt a
planetary grouping shot. SkyClock said it would be "mostly" clear.
I took a tentative look outside to find the sky peppered with small
clouds moving rapidly eastward. Not a good sign, but, since I
was already awake I decided to head out. I arrived at a site along
Route 58 where there is a slight rise in elevation and a nice tree
lined low horizon. Luckily the horizon was quite clear and I got the
Highest and slightly left of center is . Next highest is Mercury,
which was showing a nice almost full crescent.
Immediately below Mercury is Jupiter. Mars is to the right.
I didn't have time for a telescope so I simply shot the Moon and Saturn
with a telephoto lens at 300mm.