Mercury and Mars
And Mars eclipsed by plane (just when landings lights went on
OTV 5 too faint, but Orion fighting planes
Mercury after Sunset low on the horizon, above Tissington garden lights ...
Mercury was at 8h in Perihelion. Distance to Sun 0.3075 AU.
Mercury - Dichotomy/Half phase Tue, 26 Feb, 15:57
Mercury - Greatest Elongation (18.1° East, in the evenings, brightness: -0.5 mag) Wed, 27 Feb, 1:25 - 1:26
ISS passes close to Antares, Magnitude 1.1, Separation 0.805° and close to Jupiter, Magnitude -2.0, Separation 0.472° for Tissington UK.
Mars and Uranus getting closer each night. Wednesday 13th closest and Mars in conjunction with Uranus: only 58.6' separated. Handheld iPhone pic at eyepiece.
At dusk, ISS only 10 degrees high (and cloud ridge), 0.2 mag at culmination. Above, plane and 30% Moon with Mars, 6.1 degrees apart and with clouds. iPhone pics.
iPhone pic of Moon at eyepiece of 70 Travelscope
iPhone pic of Pleiades at eyepiece of 70 Travelscope
iPhone pic of Mars at eyepiece of 70 Travelscope. Uranus not in shot, but rather closed to Mars.