I obtained these images of Mercury in 2005, with a 31-cm Newtonian (12 inches) at between f/28-f/30 and a Phillips ToUCam Pro webcam. I used eyepiece projection with a 9-mm Nagler eyepiece and a W25 (deep red) filter. After acquiring the AVI using QuickFocus or K3CCDTools, I used Registax to select and stack frames from the AVI. I used the wavelet filters in Registax, and unsharp mask filters in Photoshop, to sharpen the image.

April 24

May 5

Cylindrical Projection of May 5

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