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Mercury Transit 2019

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#1 SBacon


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

I spent 5 hours trying to capture the Mercury transit Monday.  It was 60 to 80% cloudy here in North Alabama during the event but I was determined to catch a few shots during cloud breaks. After all, I probably won't be around in 2049 when the next one is visible in North America!  Mercury is definitely a teeny, tiny, little planet when compared to the sun!


These shots were taken through the Meade 8" LX90 with a Canon 1200D DSLR. I used a Thousand Oaks solar filter on the scope and a blue filter on the camera to increase the contrast.



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#2 MistrBadgr


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Posted 15 November 2019 - 08:20 AM

Hi Steve!


Thanks for the images!



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Bill Steen, Sky Hunters' Haven Observatory, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 07:39 PM

Very impressive Steve thank you for sharing.

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