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Mercury Transit

Started by ttooley, 11/14/2019 09:59PM
Posted 11/14/2019 09:59PM Opening Post
Here is one of the few pics that turned out of the Mercury transit. Very near the end of the event at about 1:00 PM or so from near Raleigh NC. Look above the M.
Taken using my Pronto at prime focus (f/6.8) at ASA 100 at I think 1/125 sec with a solar filter in place.
Used photoshop to adjust the sharpness a bit to bring out the planet just a little bit more.
First attempts earlier in the day inbetween the clouds were severely under exposed at 1/1000 sec. Photoshop adjustment of brightness, contrast, and sharpness showed the planet but certainly not worth posting!

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Pronto
Apex, NC
Posted 11/26/2019 12:47AM | Edited 11/26/2019 12:54AM #1
Mercury transit.  Mercury near center of solar disc and at the edge just before egress.  Jaegers 4" f/15.5 refractor with Baader visual solar filter and Pentax K10D DSLR.

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Posted 11/26/2019 12:56AM #2
Near center of solar disc.

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