When I saw the transit. It was between 1305 and 1325 hrs. I was looking through haze, but I was able to see Mercury, as a small black “ink spot”
Looking at the planet, against the massive Sun. It made me realise, just how massive our G class yellow star is. And how tiny the planet was. Conditions were far from ideal with high cirrus and wind. But I saw it.
Williams Optics Zenith Star 66sd, with baader white light filter, and a Vixen Lv Zoom ep. This was set at 16mm giving x24 magnification.