Ernest R. Evans
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Date/Time of photo:
April 2, 2010 23:40 UT
6" f/8 Criterion RV6 Dynascope Newtonian at 150X. FujiFilm point-and-shoot digital camera attached to telescope with homemade wooden camera mount. Image best of 28/190, 0.1" frames; processed in VirtualDub/Registax2/XnView/MS Photo Editor/MS Paint.
This photo shows crater and albedo features on Mercury taken with a modest 6" scope. Apollonia is visible at top of photo, along with numerous craters and other albedo features. Imagers should attempt Mercury with even modest equipment, the results can be surprisingly good!