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Transit of Mercury 1 - 2016-05-09

I rushed home to try and photograph the transit of Mercury which took place in May 2016. I used my 8" telescope and a white light solar filter. Mercury is the small dot just inside the solar disk at nearly the 9 o'clock position. Suddenly the scale of the Solar System takes shape. Unfortunately the sky was increasingly cloudy.



Celestron EdgeHD 800 with 0.7x Reducer
Canon EOS 1Dx
1/13s at ISO 200


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