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post Jul 21 2008, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE (ugordan @ Jul 21 2008, 12:43 PM) *
...observers said it just has a touch of a soft coppery hue.


Maybe so. It's really hard to get a view of Mercury without a whole lot of sunset/sunrise skyglow, though (very favorable elongations aren't that common), and that's often reddish; might be predispositioning the observer's impressions. The last good look I had through a scope against a reasonably dark sky seemed brownish-gray to me; darker then the Moon, anyhow. Your colors seem reasonable, Gordan.


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