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Mercury Image 2002/07/11
Frank J Melillo
Frank J Melillo(Celestron 203mm Schmidt Starlight Xpress MX-5)
Dear all Mercury observers-
Mercury was imaged July 11th at 15:50 UT (just over an hour ago) .
I was home today for a personal reason. But the sky was crystal blue and I took
a chance to image Mercury at 12 degrees away from the sun.
Mercury displays a beautiful fat gibbous with possible dark albedo features like
Solitudo Aphrodites to the north (toward the terminator) and Solitudo Argiphontas
little to the south (near the limb).
Also a possible bright area just south of the center could be Pieria.
I will add this to my montage.
[Frank J Melillo Holtsville NY U.S.A]