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Mercury on 25th August 2019

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About this observation
Observer
Chris Hooker
Time of observation
25/08/2019 - 14:30
Object
Mercury
Observing location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Equipment
254mm F/6.3 Newtonian
TeleVue 3x Barlow
ZWO ASI120MM-S camera
Baader 610nm & IR-cut filters
Exposure
0.4 msec
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Mercury imaged under good conditions, with minimal jet-stream but significant local seeing disturbances from nearby sources on a hot day. A total of 170,000 frames captured, selected in software and by eye, processed in Registax. The albedo features on the final image are a good match with those on a blurred version of one from Messenger data.

See also Martin Lewis's excellent image from the same day.

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