Features on Mercury

Posted by pilotstar
on Thursday, May 16, 2013

This photo shows features on Mercury recorded in a video taken with a 6" f/8 Criterion Dynascope Newtonian and  digital camera afocal compared to recent NASA Messenger Probe photos and NASA's Solar System Simulator.  Image processed in Xn View, Registax, MS Photo Editor, and MS Paint.  A 6" scope cannot match the resolution of a NASA probe, but the labeled features shown do correspond!  Mercury is having a fine apparition in a few weeks, try your hand at imaging this fleeting planet.

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