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Transit of Mercury 09-May-2016

Transit of Mercury 09-May-2016

The planet Mercury crossing in front of the Sun this morning. The object above center is sunspot AR-2542 and is about twice the size of the Earth.
Mercury is the small dot in the lower right corner.

Taken 10:38:40am MST, 09-May-2016. 1/500th sec @ ISO100.
Telescope configuration: Celestron EdgeHD 1100 with the Celestron 0.7x focal reducer (fl=1960mm, f/7.0). Camera: Nikon D5300. Exposure: 1 @ 1/500th 8ec. at ISO100.


500s iso100 full exif

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