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Uploaded 13-Nov-19
Taken 11-Nov-19
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Dimensions2824 x 2592
Original file size3.77 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Nov-19 10:49
Date modified11-Nov-19 19:00
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7200
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)630 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/50 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Mercury Transit of the Sun - November 11 2019

Mercury Transit of the Sun - November 11 2019

It was a beautiful sunrise with the Mercury transit already in progress. As the sky brightened it looked like our prospect of viewing the transit was poor. From our vantage point on Mt. Tolmie we could see the Sun navigating the thick layers of cloud sometimes teasing us with the possibility of a quick view. Near the egress I decided to cut my losses and expose a number of frames through the cloud cover. On close examination you can see Mercury approaching egress.

Camera: Nikon D7200
Lens: Nikkor 300/4 with TC 1.4 teleconvertor for an effective focal length of 630mm
Filtration: Baader Astrosolar Film
Sensor ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/50 second at f/5.6
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2020 vignetting effect using Exposure X5