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Mercury Transits Sun - 2019 NOV 11

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Superb from first contact until 12.55 when it peed with rain. So pleased to get something . Hope others enjoyed the superb view ,

Nick.

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So far, not too bad at all here. Managed to see an early "bite" from the solar limb as Mercury made contact and have had some nice views as the planet has tracked across the Suns disk so far. Got a few snaps with the mobile phone but there will be far better ones around soon from others I'm sure.

Much better views than the single short glimpse I got of the last event, so I'm happy  :icon_biggrin:

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Finally found everything, got set up, just started to find focus and this happened. 

I'm hoping it clears before the sun moves behind the houses. 

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Glimpsed Mercury on the solar disc briefly at 12.45 during a break in the clouds and the rain showers, was clouded out at the time of the ingress at 12.35, and by 13.00 it had clouded over again and started to rain.

John 

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Nice show over here. A little hazy but decent proms at 2, 4, 8 and 11 o'clock and a wee little Mercury creeping in around 3 o'clock. Will make a quick sketch and enjoy a quick siesta :biggrin:

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We've got it here in Essex, Mum, Dad and me have all taken a look and all seen it through gaps in the cloud, Mum wanted to know if I had a poppy seed stuck to the EP LOL, I'm running with Baader film solar mask over the 200P and a cover over the gap well tethered on with bungees in the wind.  I'm using the Morpheus 12.5mm and we've got exactly what I was expecting to see.😀  Quite chuffed as a long time since I last had the scope out.

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Yaay, final a gap in the clouds.
Seen it and most pleased.

Then hobbled in and shown to Mrs W,
she asked if the EP had a bit of dirt on it!  I think she was joking.
 

Times like this brings home why I am so enthralled by this fine hobby.

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5 minutes ago, Littleguy80 said:

Yes!!! :D 

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I have an equally iffy phone image.
Great stuff.

 

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5 minutes ago, Littleguy80 said:

Yes!!! :D

I really must clean my monitor :(

Small black dot on the right hand side of the disc?

James

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The clouds eased for literally 10 seconds. I'm glad I saw it but disappointed it was so brief. 

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How's the weather for you all? Here the sky is mostly covered with high and thin cirrostratus clouds.

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Sunny spells all morning here in East Devon, until about 12.15, then this .

 

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Incredible how tiny it is!

With my glasses, I really struggle trying to get a camera focused on something so small.

And to think, in the grand scheme of things, Sol is small too.

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Annoying clouds here in Essex but got some decent breaks, poor photo with the phone, but nice small disk :)

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Just now, Demonperformer said:

Lovely and clear here ... except for the 5% of the sky around the sun!

I know the feeling. Happens to me as well sometimes...

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Just now, Ovi said:

How's the weather for you all? Here the sky is mostly covered with high and thin cirrostratus clouds.

No hope here, sky quite "milky" occasional bright patch as a teaser but no overall view.

Good luck to those with clear sky

k

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I'll get these out of the way now before the good stuff comes in from others :icon_biggrin:

 

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I'm currently trying for a photo afocally through the Morpheus, however, clouds won't cooperate and it's too bright outside to see if I'm in focus through the viewscreen.

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That’s it for this transit. Thought the sun was going to come out but now wall to wall cloud and getting darker. 🤬

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