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Mercury in infrared, May 6th

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Observer
Chris Hooker
Time of observation
06/05/2018 - 08:30
Object
Mercury
Observing location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Equipment
Orion Optics 254mm Newtonian
ZWO ASI120MM-S camera
TeleVue 3x Barlow lens
Baader IR pass filter
Exposure
1/250 second @ F/19
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Mercury near Western elongation imaged in excellent transparency but poor seeing. Out of 20 videos of 3000 frames, only 660 frames were of reasonable quality, i.e 1.1%. A selection of around 2/3 of these was made to obtain the final image stack, which shows several light regions near the terminator and on the limb, in agreement with a reference image from Stellarium subjected to blurring.

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