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Sun 11 November 2019


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About this observation
Doug Flack
Time of observation
11/11/2019 - 16:15
Sun at sunset on 11 November 2019
Observing location
Floor 14 Multi Storey car park Brentwood Essex
Pentax K-5 DSLR with budget 800mm mirror lens

I tried hard for a shot of the Mercury Transit but, unlike that of May 2016, I was defeated by cloud and a very strong wind that would have shaken the image into oblivion anyway. I remained undaunted until sunset and came away, very cold, but in the knowledge that somewhere on the solar disk in this shot, was a tiny black dot  that was Mercury. Thanks for all the images from those who had better conditions than me.

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