Mercury ISS Solar Transit

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Eric Toops

Florida, USA

Attached is a shot I got in Florida, USA of the Mercury transit along with the ISS at the same time..

Driving 14 hours for a 1/2 second shot with a 30% chance of clouds may be extreme but a risk I was willing to take for this rare event. I made it to the site in time, but clouds were everywhere which made it hard to setup. I managed to get everything ready and in focus with only minutes to spare. A cloud was heading my way.. then with only seconds remaining, I had a blank screen, but at the last moment my view started to clear and I got the shot. A real nail biter.

Here’s the raw video..

Also including a close up H-alpha shot I got a few minutes later.. was also recording video at the same time as the ISS transit but was too close up to catch it in the frame..err.

Attached is a shot I got in Florida, USA of the Mercury transit along with the ISS at the same time..

Driving 14 hours for a 1/2 second shot with a 30% chance of clouds may be extreme but a risk I was willing to take for this rare event. I made it to the site in time, but clouds were everywhere which made it hard to setup. I managed to get everything ready and in focus with only minutes to spare. A cloud was heading my way.. then with only seconds remaining, I had a blank screen, but at the last moment my view started to clear and I got the shot. A real nail biter.

Here’s the raw video..

Also including a close up H-alpha shot I got a few minutes later.. was also recording video at the same time as the ISS transit but was too close up to catch it in the frame..err.

2016-05-09T00:00:00

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