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David Hoskin
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
09:00 pm

Equipment Details:

Celestron 102mm f/10 refractor/Nexstar SLT mount/ASI224MC with 2.5x Barlow

Post-processing Details:

Preselected best frames with PIPP, stacked with AutoStakkert3! and Photoshop for post-processing.

Image Details:

Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system, is at its greatest eastern elongation so its phase is the same as that of the first quarter Moon. Mercury was about 5 degrees above the western horizon when I captured this image just after sunset.