May 9, 2016 Transit of Mercury
© 2016 Klaus Brasch

Transit of Mercury - May 9, 2016

Above 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        

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