Planetary images by Erwin van der Velden
This homepage is the original homepage of my brother Erwin van der Velden who passed away on 27 September 2005. As his sister I received many reactions mentioning Erwin's astrophotographs, which were so much appreciated. The purpose of this homepage is to let people to be able to watch his pictures also for in the future.
A full presentation of his work can be found on the following website: www.erwinvandervelden.nl
All photographs made by Erwin van der Velden and copyrighted by Ilse van der Velden. E-mail:
For details see the individual images. For the ground-based images of Mercury please see further down this page.
Some markings on the C8 image can be associated with some geological landforms like Olympus Mons, parts of Valles Marineris, the craters Newton and Copernicus. For the full observation look here .
I've made also a compilation of my best Mars opposition 2003 images .
Index Images of Mars
Earth-based image of surface detail on Mercury with the C8. Parts of the imaged surface haven't been mapped by spacecrafts like Mariner 10. For an explanation look here .
The same part of the surface was also imaged one year later with the C9.25, and resulted in an animation of the rotation of Mercury and another confirmation of the imaging of the Kuiper-Muraski ray system! See the Trilogy observations below.
For a static version look here .
Index Images of Mercury
|22nd April 2005 (Good seeing!)|
|20th April 2005|
|20th April 2005 (animation)|
|17th April 2005|
|17th April 2005 (animation)|
|16th April 2005 (Good seeing!)|
|12th April 2005|
|3rd April 2005 (Good seeing!)|
|3rd April 2005 (animation)|
|2nd April 2005|
|28th March 2005|
|15th March 2005 (Good seeing!)|
|15th March 2005 (animation)|
|4th March 2005|
|4th March 2005 (animation)|
|Ganymede 27th February 2005 (good seeing!)|
|27th February 2005|
|27th February 2005 (animation)|
|13th April 2004 (ToU vs. Vesta)|
|1st April 2004 (good seeing!)|
|Ganymede 31st March 2004 (good seeing!)|
|31st March 2004|
|26th March 2004|
|26th March 2004 (animation)|
|25th March 2004 (optimized colour test)|
|17th March 2004|
|17th March 2004 (animation!)|
|9th March 2004|
|7th March 2004|
|28th February 2004|
|28th February 2004 (animation!)|
|18th February 2004|
|18th February 2004 (animation!)|
|19th February 2005 (Good seeing!)|
|19th February 2005 (Animation)|
|15th February 2005|
|19th January 2005|
|15th January 2005|
|14th November 2004|
|21st February 2004|
|18th February 2004|
|9th February 2004|
|6nd January 2004|
|1st January 2004|
Solar system compilation with Mercury, Venus, Mars 2x, Jupiter, Ganymede, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.