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Projected Image of Mercury in Silhouette

Projected Image of Mercury in Silhouette

This cropped photo shows Mercury as a somewhat indistinct round disc near the arcing edge of the background sun. The image was projected on a white card using a 60mm Tasco refracting telescope that I've had since I was barely in my teens. The sharply-defined dark flecks are bits of dust on the card. The unfiltered camera was tripod-mounted for stability. Panasonic DMC-FZ200, 1/250sec at f4.5, ISO 100.)