Contains:  Solar system body or event
Mercury Transit - 2019 White Light, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane

Mercury Transit - 2019 White Light

Mercury Transit - 2019 White Light, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane

Mercury Transit - 2019 White Light

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ED80T CF
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI183MC Pro
Mounts
Celestron Evolution
Filters
Explore Scientific Sun Catcher
Software
Photoshop CC

Acquisition details

Date: Nov. 11, 2019

Time: 09:00

Resolution: 2364x2277

Data source: Traveller

Description

Monday's transit of Mercury in front of the Sun! That tiny black dot is our solar system's innermost planet! Such an event only happens about 13 times a century, but will not be visible again in North America for 30 years...

Our family drove 9 hours to find a decent weather forecast, and we ended up at beautiful York River State Park, east of Williamsburg, VA. My 8 year old really struggled to spot the tiny dot, and only succeeded after a good deal of tears and at least 10 separate tries. In the end, he succeeded and was quite happy with the experience!

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