The Great Elongation of Mercury - May and June 2014

Great elongation of Mercury 2014

The Great Elongation of Mercury - May and June 2014
The Great Elongation of Mercury – May and June 2014

In the spring of 2014 we observed a super elongation of Mercury; high brightness and large apparent diameter.
I followed up the Mercury from 9. May to the fifth day of June. I got a great experience and a wealth of experience.
I managed to identify a lot of formation on the surface of Mercury, despite I used a small telescope. I hope you enjoy this little compilation! 🙂

Information:

Observer: Viktor Cseh
Location: Nagyvarsány/Hungary (Central Europe)

Equipment used: 100/1000 achromatic refractor
Ocular: 4mm Kasai Magellan ortho
Magnification: 250X
Filters: W80A blue, W21 orange and W12 yellow

Drawing instruments: graphite pencils, white observing form.

Clear Skies!

Viktor 🙂


4 thoughts on “Great elongation of Mercury 2014”

  1. Wow! I can’t believe it’s possible to have so much details on Mercury at only x250 mag. Surely with a Dobson, even with long focal, it wouldn’t be possible.
    I will pay attention next time, but until now, I’ve just seen a dot in the sky…
    Really wonderful job, I’m very impressed!
    Jean-Marc (APAM astroclub – Fr)

  2. Viktor,

    An outstanding effort on your part in recording the planet Mercury in 2014. This is not an easy object to observe and especially detect detail over. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

    Regards,
    Carlos

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