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Re: Transit of Mercury - 11th November
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2019, 10:09:01 »
I wasn't able to combine clear skies and access to my scope well enough to see anything, unfortunately.  Glad someone got a photo! Well done! :)

The Register mentions the transit here:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/12/mercury_sun_transit_video/

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Re: Transit of Mercury - 11th November
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2019, 13:54:02 »

I spent most of last night do observing despite the virtually full moon, but just for a laugh I tried the same trick as I used earlier with the Panasonic poked inside the eye cup of and eye piece to take a picture of M42. Suffice it to say it wasn't very successful....
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There is just a few more photons from the sun than M42 :roll:,a great transit image though ,
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Re: Transit of Mercury - 11th November
« Reply #17 on: Nov 12, 2019, 22:38:14 »
Excellent!  Very well done!

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Re: Transit of Mercury - 11th November
« Reply #18 on: Nov 14, 2019, 20:55:02 »
I was scuppered by one of next doors enormous pine trees which was right in the way of first contact. then the clouds rolled in :(  2032?
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