Mercury?

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RJN
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Mercury?

Post by RJN » Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:46 am

Up late checking on the NSL cameras and I found an annotated Kitt Peak (KP) frame that labels Mercury! Now clearly this frame features only clouds, but also I wonder if the celestial coordinates for Mercury are being computed accurately. Usually the labels are quite accurate! How can Mercury be that high up so late in the night! I didn't think that Mercury ever got high enough to be seen by NSL cameras. I don't mean to be critical but I think that if someone notces something like this it should be reported and fixed so as to make the whole project stronger. Probably the error is in an input data table value used by WOLF.

lior
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Re: Mercury?

Post by lior » Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:30 am

This is certainly not the place where Mercury appears in the sky. The label is very close to the place where Neptun should appear (had it been able to be captured by concam), so I will have to check if there is some typo here.