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May 9, 2016 Transit of Mercury
© 2016 Klaus Brasch



Transit of Mercury - May 9, 2016

Left is one of my images of the transit of Mercury taken around 8:30 am though a fine Astro Physics 4-inch refractor with my old Canon 50D. Mercury is the round dark spot at center right with a prominent sunspot to the left. The orange colored edge ring on the solar disk is due to the solar filter and processing effects to enhance image contrast. Note that despite the turbulent daytime seeing conditions, some granularity is also resolved on the Sun.

Thanks to Bill Burke for the use of his telescope and the great wake me up Cappuccino!

Klaus Brasch        

Find the full details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Mercury






© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds



© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds




© 2016 Richard Edmonds



© 2016 Richard Edmonds


May 3, 2016

All images were taken Sunday night or early Monday morning. The same photographic setup was used for all: 10" f/6.3 Meade LX200/GPS at prime focus with a 2X barlow and a Canon 60Da shooting in Movie Crop Mode (640 x 480 pixles), 60 fps.

Richard Edmonds        





Saturn
© 2016 Richard Edmonds



April 2, 2016

  • Meade LX200/GPS, f/6.3

  • OPT 2X Barlow

  • Canon 60Da shooting in Movie Crop Mode at 60 fps most probably ISO 800

  • Stack of 158 frames out of a 52 second video clip (4920 frames).
Unfortunately the original video clip file does not record shutter speed or ISO.

Richard Edmonds        




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