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



    
        

            Damien Cannane

Mercury Transit - 2019

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Mercury Transit - 2019, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane

Mercury Transit - 2019

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Coronado Solarmax II 60 BF15

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI178MM-Cool

Mounts: Celestron Evolution

Software: FireCapture  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astra Image


Date: Nov. 11, 2019

Time: 09:18

Focal length: 400

Transparency: 2


Resolution: 1913x1932

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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