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The Admiral

Mercury Solar Transit, 2019

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Much awaited, but the weather forecast wasn't particularly good. However, the weather gods played ball in my location and the forecast rain was over by dawn. The sky was in fact fairly clear all morning, which allowed me to set up in good time. Some temporary cloud did roll in for the first contacts, but it was clear-ish for sufficiently long for some imaging. By the time the sky had become quite overcast my imaging widow was at an end anyway, as Mercury's later path was obscured.

So here's a rather lack-lustre pic of the transit. Nothing to be seen on the Sun's disk, all very quiet in white light.

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Ian

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Here are my humble efforts taken at 2pm in sunny Hampshire...

I used an Equinox 80ED, Lunt Herschel wedge, ZWO ASI178MM+Solar Continuum filter.

Tony

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Tried to see if I could enhance the reticulation of the surface, to 'make it more interesting'! A bit of thin cloud showing on the bottom.

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Ian

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Some very nice images there.

James

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Very crisp! :thumbsup:

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