Mercury Transit near Sunspot #2543

The Planet Mercury Transits the Sun & Sunspot 2543 in Hydrogen Alpha Light.
on May 09-2016

John Chumack

Lake Erie

Lunt 60mm/50F HA scope & QHY5IIL CCD camera, 2x barlow.

Here is one of my cleanest close-up shots of Tiny Mercury during the Transit last Monday 05-09-2016, as it approached active Sunspot # 2543, I’m still amazed that we made the last minute mad dash rush Drive & still captured good images through a high haze on Lake Erie.