Mercury and Saturn Close Conjunction

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Mercury is the brightest Planet, and Saturn is the dimmer one under Mercury above Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, CA. I don’t know what the faint star to the right is called.
As expected I didn’t see ISON at all and it didn’t show up in my photos. It’s too close to the Sun now to be seen.

Nikon D700| Nikkor 24-70@ 70mm| f10| 2.5 sec| ISO 1000| Manual Priority| Spot Metered| Tripod

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