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Mercury Image 2002/10/18
Frank J Melillo,Mario Frassati
Frank J Melillo(Celestron 203mm Schmidt Starlight Xpress MX-5)
I have attached my latest images of Mercury from Friday morning Oct. 18th.
The seeing was OK but again, there were some fine moments.
At CM - 119 degrees, Mercury is showing a nice gibbous phase with some albedo
markings just south of equator.
It was taken in broad daylight at near the local merdian about 50 degrees
above the horizon.
Hopefully, some of you guys can observe this neglected planet.
Certainly, it is a challenging and rewarding object to image and Mercury
can surprise us with some real albedo features!
Mario Frassati(Drawing:203mm F10 SCT, 250 X )
Crescentino (VC) ITALY
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