Venus at 3% Phase and Mercury Orion 10" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph March 17, 2017 Uploaded 3/17/17
 Very close to the Sun taken around 10am this morning high in the eastern sky. Seeing was like jello at this time of day! While Venus exhibits a huge angular size, Mercury is a tiny 8 arc second disk.
Venus Click for larger veiw 1290 x 960
Mercury Click for larger veiw 1290 x 960
Processing: 25/2000 best frames, alignment in Autostakkert, Wavelets in Registax, Levels and Contrast Masking In Photoshop CS2,
Instrument: Orion (GSO) 10" f/3.9 with 5x Barlow Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 51AU03.AS Filter: Orion IR Pass Exposure: 1/30 sec 12fps Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 1/5, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55F