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Hi,

As the title suggests. Poor weather here, but it would be good to see other people's images!

 

John

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No images from me but I just watched first contact through the Quark/Altair 152 and it was spectacular!

Mercury started the show by drifting across the base of a prom and then began eating into the Chromosphere. I checked in the Baader wedge and it wasn't visible in white light at this point. It is now well on its way :grin:

Hopefully someone will have a good picture of that first contact in Ha :wink:

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Beautiful and sunny here, saw the teardrop effect, and wonderful views so far. :) 

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Watching with LS60 and imaging with Quark, solar heaven if the clouds stay away, easier to see first contact visually rather than on screen, a daily transit would be great makes focusing easy :)

Dave

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Saw first contact through Herschel wedge. Stunning. Now well on its way on the disk. Sorry I don't image but I am sure there will be plenty on the site later on. Sorry for all those clouded out.

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This is the best I could do with a single shot through the DLSR, Baader wedge and Altair 102 F11...

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My best so far, although I hope to get a few more when I go back out in about 10 mins to view the rest of the transit.

BTW: taken on an IPhone 6+

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Here's mine. Captured with a basic Coronado PST and QHY 5-ii.

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First one processed, bit annoyed I missed the very beginning.

Dave

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Was hoping to do a bit of a time lapse but it's not working out.

Dave

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In spite of the disappointing weather I managed this 4 image mosaic thru a 10 minute hazy gap.

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Wow!

Thanks for posting the images, guys, they're really amazing! Hopefully I'll be able to see the next transit!!! :wink:

I made a new solar filter for the occasion, a full-aperture one made of Astro Solar film, hopefully I'll be able to use it for getting images of sunspot clusters this summer. 

John

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Great selection of images and nice to see the outcome of using a quark which I have always wanted to look through. I have a lunt wedge and the weather window did not allow me to take time from work to look or image so very sad just hope to be around in 3 yrs time.

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Dave your pics are mindbogglingly good!  Can you explain to me your set up in detail please as your pics have inspired me to move on from white light, i am unfamiliar with Ha and Quark.

Regards Carl

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