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Mercury Image 2013/08/04(UT)

Livio Finocchi

Livio Finocchi(200mm S.C)
2013/08/04 03:25 UT
Meade LXD75 8" f/10   222x+zoom 9x  single shot.
It's every morning harder to obtain a good image of the planet, especially 
with the poor conditions of these days on my site, the planet diameter is 
lessing and elongation too. However here is a picture of the inner planet, made 
after cleaning lens to obtain the best I could. Colours around the small disk 
are due to the low altitude, but the phase(55.8%) is still visible.      
Diameter was 6.7" and mag. -0.5.

[ Livio Finocchi,Tagliacozzo - L'Aquila ITALY ]

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