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Mercury Image 2011/03/19(UT)
David Arditti,Willem Kivits
Here is an image of Mercury recorded on Saturday afternoon at IR 742nm.
I imaged at 807nm as well,but,maybe due to the longer exposure necessary,the results were less sharp.
There is a prominent bright spot S of the equator towards the limb. I have
measured this position using WinJUPOS,and it corresponds to long 33,lat -12.
This agrees well enough with the position of the brilliant ray crater Kuiper
(long 31.5 lat -11.5),the brightest spot on Mercury.
[David Arditti: Edgware Middlesex HA8 5LW: United Kingdom]
Willem Kivits(C14 356mm SC)|
Poor conditions, some detail visible.
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[copyright(c)2006 Willem Kivits:Siebengewald Netherlands]