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Hello everyone,

Photo of Mercury transit with my astro photography rig, adjusted slightly for Solar photography 🙂


Location: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Date: 11/11/2019

Time: 13:07 local time

Visibility: very poor

Telescope: second hand Celestron Astro Fi 90mm refractor OTA

Solar filter: piece of Baader solar filter film glued to the cardboard ring

Mount and tripod: Sky-Watcher Star Discovery AZ GOTO Mount & Steel Tripod with V4 SynScan hand controller

Eyepiece: stock Celestron KE 25mm Wide Angle fully coated (on that came with a telescope)

Technique used: Eyepiece projection

Camera: Sony Xperia Z5 Compact phone

Camera connector: stock Celestron Lens Cap/Smartphone Adapter (one that came with a telescope)

Software used for processing: Adobe Photoshop Express mobile phone app. 


I hope you will enjoy, and please too harsh in your comments, as it is my second astronomical photography, after the photo of the Moon (or was it the other way round?)




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