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The sodium tail of Mercury

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#1 ziggeman

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Posted 29 April 2022 - 12:33 PM

https://spaceweather...pload_id=184299

Mercury shows its tail of sodium .

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https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=184299

Edited by ziggeman, 29 April 2022 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted 29 April 2022 - 11:13 PM

I was just looking at this photo on Dr Voltmer's insta feed. Amazing stuff. Not sure if you saw the photo of the ISS he captured but that is also amazingly good.
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Posted 30 April 2022 - 12:53 AM

I was just looking at this photo on Dr Voltmer's insta feed. Amazing stuff. Not sure if you saw the photo of the ISS he captured but that is also amazingly good.

I had no idea it was possible to capture such stuff from the earth. I knew Venus had a tail but Mercury too? Cool. Seems theres still a lot to 'do' if your at the right place and time and know what to do smile.gif!

There's some really crazy pictures at the sun too at spaceweather.com, check this one https://spaceweather...pload_id=184269


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Posted 30 April 2022 - 01:28 AM

I had no idea it was possible to capture such stuff from the earth. I knew Venus had a tail but Mercury too? Cool. Seems theres still a lot to 'do' if your at the right place and time and know what to do smile.gif!
There's some really crazy pictures at the sun too at spaceweather.com, check this one https://spaceweather...pload_id=184269

Yes it's truly amazing.

I had no idea that Venus or Mercury had tails. It seems you need a particular wavelength filter to capture it.
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