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Who's had enough of the transit of Mercury?

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It was cloudy in Selsey (where I live) so I had to travel north. Ended up in Leicester on the dividing line between cloud and Sun. Fortunately the cloud dispersed a little giving me clear skies. I've a lot of stuff to wade through, but here are some of the initial results...

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Cheers, 

Pete Lawrence 

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Nice images. Glad you got to see it in the end. Was a great event to experience, and still nice to see others images of it. :) 

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Great images and fascinating to see your determination of first contact in Ha.

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Nicely done, Pete.  Good work!

Thanks for sharing.

Clear Skies

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Very nice Pete, can't have too many transit images, I might not get to see another one :grin:

Keep them coming

Dave

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Fantastic stuff Pete. I love the first contact sequence, amazing detail.

Interesting to compare the first contact time (which I think was achieved visually) by Alexandra a little later, but still ahead of the Calsky prediction presumably due to the prom? Not sure about differences due to location so how comparable the two times are?

 

 

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thanks Pete, well i never seen it with the pesky clouds ,so the more images i see the better. stunning detail as allways mate,well done. thanks for sharing,charl.

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Great set of images. In hind sight i should have made plans to travel but you just never know with the UK weather.

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Wonderful set of images. The first contact sequence is breath taking.

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That's a real fine set of pictures Pete.  I particularly like the close-up of Mercury overlapping the prominence and the sequences that follow it.  I'm delighted you headed North for clear skies or we would have been deprived of these wonderful pictures.

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Really nice, especially the 1st contact sequence .

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Great set Pete, glad you got your views even if it did involve a long drive up to Leicester.

Robin

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Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a great event. I saw my first Mercury transit in 2003 along with my youngest lad who was 10 at the time. Was rather fitting that I was in Leicester for this one as he's at the University up to his neck in finals.

Pete

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