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Mercury with zebra stripes - 27 Sep 2020

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#1 Tulloch

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 08:58 PM

Hi all, I had a go at Mercury last night, not sure why lol.gif.

 

After processing, a couple of the captures showed some sort of banding on the surface, but maybe this is just a processing artifact. Any thoughts?

 

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Posted 27 September 2020 - 09:19 PM

Looks pretty real to me, fantastic.  Must admit I have never tried Mercury.


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Posted 27 September 2020 - 10:16 PM

Like our moon, Mercury is consistent in that its features are virtually invariant, except for illumination and phase. No atmosphere, volcanoes, geysers, ice, tectonics, aurora, lightning, dust storms... That pretty much leaves things other than the planet itself to seem to present as banding.    Tom




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