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Transit of Mercury - Hydrogen Alpha

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lilmsmaggie:

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To me it looks like a slightly blurred macro picture of an illuminated piece of amber.

No matter what it is, I like the picture!  :)

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The "blurred picture of an illuminated piece of amber" in this case is actually the outer surface (photosphere) of the sun in the background. 

Mercury is that small dark sphere in the lower left.

woollybear:
Doesn't look real to me.  Here is one of venus transiting the sun in the summer.  FWIW...none of us will see this happen again.  Its not do to occur again in our lifetimes.

lilmsmaggie:

--- Quote from: woollybear on March 28, 2013, 10:01:44 AM ---Doesn't look real to me.  Here is one of venus transiting the sun in the summer.  FWIW...none of us will see this happen again.  Its not do to occur again in our lifetimes.

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You have a point woollybear -- it does look a bit suspicious.  Maybe a crop from an image taken with a 6" refractor?   Maybe not.  OP has yet to pipe up with any specifics.

BTW - nice shot of Venus's transit. 

The last transit of Mercury occurred on November 8, 9 2006.  The next transit of Mercury is due to occur on 
May 9, 2016.

bjd:

--- Quote from: woollybear on March 28, 2013, 10:01:44 AM ---Doesn't look real to me.  Here is one of venus transiting the sun in the summer.  FWIW...none of us will see this happen again.  Its not do to occur again in our lifetimes.

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Hi Woollybear, that is a fabulous shot. Any chance of getting hold of a high quality version of it?

Cheers Brian

Rienzphotoz:

--- Quote from: woollybear on March 28, 2013, 10:01:44 AM ---Doesn't look real to me.  Here is one of venus transiting the sun in the summer.  FWIW...none of us will see this happen again.  Its not do to occur again in our lifetimes.

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wow! that is an AWESOME pic ... I remember attempting a shot at it but it is nowhere near as spectacular as yours ... great job.

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