So after searching the forums I know to try to capture my first Mercury at either eastern or western elongation for max distance from the sun. The next one is west, May 16th right after sunset. My current plan is to use my Canon EOS RP (full frame mirrorless) attached to my ED102 (FL 714mm) refractor on my EQ6-R to goto right after sunset to reduce the sun risk.
Plan to shoot video 1080 @ 60fps? 4k @ 30 too slow? Other settings?
Finally, does it ever really matter dawn vs. dusk? I have a much better western view than eastern in my front yard.
Just trying to take advantage of the elongation given the limited time it happens during the year.
Thanks for any tips in advance!