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Mercury May 15, C9.25

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#1 KiwiRay

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 11:08 PM

Poor seeing around 6:15 pm (May 14 PDT) when I captured this (sunset was 8:39 pm), not helped by a breeze causing vibrations or that the planet was hovering over my neighbour's roof. At least it was easy enough to find after first aligning on the nearby crescent Moon. I consider any image of Mercury an achievement, so I'm not disappointed that this shows no real surface details. There was a very strong edge rind that I tried to mitigate, but wasn't 100% successful. Conditions are expected to improve over the next two days, and then my little 3-day Mercury season will probably be done.

 

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Nexstar Evolution 9.25 scope with 2x Barlow and ADC; ASI22MC camera with 610 nm filter.


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#2 MisterDan

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Posted 14 May 2021 - 11:21 PM

Bravo! - well done.  I wish you the best of luck over the next few days.

 

Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes and congratulations.

Dan


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