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Mercury Transit
09 May 2016 Sam Rua

Mercury Transit

Tucson, AZ

*** Best view at original size ***

From top middle to lower middle: Sunspot 2542, Sunspot 2543, Mercury

There is also a Sunspot complex in on the left side (middle) that has yet to be named. Likely 2544.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM ,1.4x TCIII
Thousand Oaks Type 2 Solar Filter, 1/125s f/5.6 at 700.0mm iso100, tripod, mirror lock-up full exif

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Julie Oldfield17-May-2016 02:06
That is fascinating!
Stephanie10-May-2016 21:09
Cool!!! :)
Nirvan Hope10-May-2016 16:13
Fantastic image showing the scale of Mercury against the Sun. (as an astrologer I witnessed lots of hot communication when that was happening!)
globalgadabout10-May-2016 14:05
well handled Sam...certainly an interesting moment captured here..
Walter Otto Koenig10-May-2016 13:23
Cool shot Sam. Thanks for including the detailed exif info.
Hank Vander Velde10-May-2016 12:17
pkocinski10-May-2016 11:37
Well done!
peterjay4510-May-2016 10:18
Wow! Incredible shot!
Helen Betts10-May-2016 07:47
Fascinating capture and very well done. Thanks for the information, too.
Tom Munson10-May-2016 03:26
Great work, Sam. What did you put over the lens to protect the glass and your eye??
Jim Coffman10-May-2016 03:03
Simply amazing!!!
Neil Marcus10-May-2016 02:26
Excellent scientific work, Sam "V"
Gary Hudes10-May-2016 02:14
Great to have seen and photographed this, Sam! Technical work superb. V.
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