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Observation by Chris Hooker: Mercury, 16th July 2021

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Chris Hooker

Observer

Chris Hooker

Observed

2021 Jul 16 - 06:50

Uploaded

2021 Jul 17 - 20:41

Objects

Mercury

Equipment
  • 254mm Newtonian
  • 4.5x Barlow
  • 685nm long-pass & 850 nm short-pass filters
  • ZWO ASI174MM mono camera
Exposure

0.42 msec @ F/28

Location

Didcot, Oxfordshire

Target name

Mercury

Title

Mercury, 16th July 2021

About this image

An early morning session to capture Mercury before the seeing degraded due to heating of nearby house roofs. The jet stream was weak, but local seeing effects did cause turbulence, reducing the resolution of the image. Nevertheless, the albedo features recorded match those from spacecraft images.

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