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.