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Mercury
My First Mercury Picture!
6 days after elongation


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After 10 years of astro imaging, this was my first attempt to image Mercury. Taken 6 days after the best evening elongation of the year.
Mercury Details:
Night of:Tuesday June 18, 2013
Site:Palomar Mountain
Local Time:8:30 PM | Jun 18, 2013
Altitude:10
Distance:67,103,261 miles
Magnitude:+1.01 mV
Diameter:9.32 arcsec
Tilt:+6.3 NP
Phase Angle:118.01
Illumination:26.52%
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NexImage5
f/ratio:f/10
Pixel Scale:0.214 arcsec
Gain:4
Exposure:0.077 sec
Video Length:?
Frames:
Stacked:0
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