Mercury Transit of the Sun

Photographer
krwitman@gmail.com
Email
krwitman@gmail.com
Location of photo
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Date/Time of photo
9:20AM EDT May 9, 2016
Equipment
Meade 10-inch SCT f/6.3 and a Canon XS DSLR ISO400, 1/100sec exposure
Description
Mercury appeared a bit larger than what I expected especially due to the absence of many large sunspot groups. Even with high clouds present, its black disk was easily observed.
CATEGORIES
Online Gallery, Transit Pictures

About krwitman@gmail.com

I have been an avid amateur astronomer residing in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. I own a 10-inch Meade LX50, Celestron 6-inch SCT, a Stellarvue 102ED refractor, and a 16-inch Meade Lightbridge. My part time occupation involves working in a planetarium at the North Museum of Natural History in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.