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BlabyStarGazer

1st Transit, 2nd Contact

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My first attempt at photographing a Transit and I decided to try for the 2nd and 3rd Contacts, but of course as those in the UK will know, the final phase of the Mercury Transit was clouded out.  So, here's my attempt to capture "2nd Contact" using a Canon 600D (unmodded) at eyepiece projection with a Baader Hyperion 17mm, Baader Solar Continuum filter, Lunt Herschel Wedge and a Skywatcher ED80 DS Pro on a HEQ5:

Second Contact

 

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Thanks for the comments. 

I should've added the exposure details:  ISO 800  1/400th sec  and of course the Baader SC filter produces a rather startling lime green image with a colour camera, although the contrast is substantially enhanced. The colour temperature and light curve were therefore changed in PS to try and make the image look more like a sphere than a flat disc as well as rendering it in a more acceptable colour.  The image is also totally uncropped.

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