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Small Planet in Transit, May 9, 2016

Small Planet in Transit, May 9, 2016

Clouds and camera malfunctions kept me from shooting the first four post-sunrise hours of May 9th's transit of Mercury. Thank goodness for slow-moving events; I still had more than two hours before the transit ended. Mercury is the tiny dot in the lower right hand quadrant of the sun. (Photo taken camera-on-tripod w/ Baader Astrosolar filter, 24x zoom. Panasonic DMC-FZ200, 1/2000sec at f4.5, ISO 100.)