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Transit of Mercury in the Spicule Layer. Phil took this great image with his Quantum 6 Scope, Solar Spectrum etalon and PGR Camera.

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ISS Transit

Post by Dave S » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 pm

Not the Sun, but I used the same setup that I use for the Sun (sans H-a filter) to catch the ISS transiting the crescent moon. It wasn't far from the Sun.

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Re: ISS Transit

Post by marktownley » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:52 pm

That's pretty cool!
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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:11 pm

That is amazing
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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Starry Jack » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 pm

What tool do you use or website to calculate lunar or solar transits from your locale?
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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Dave S » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:09 am

Starry Jack, I use Calsky

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Re: ISS Transit

Post by xn44 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:38 am

Great image!

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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Montana » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:30 am

Wow!! that is on my list to catch a light transit, well done :bow :bow :bow and so crisp too! I have only ever seen dark transits of the Sun and Moon.

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Re: ISS Transit

Post by MAURITS » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:18 pm

Well done Dave.
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Post by ffellah » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:08 pm

That is an amazing shot

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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Starry Jack » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:13 pm

Thank you for the referral to CalSky. I found a solar transits by Mercury on Nivember 11, 2019 and I have added it to my calendar and am making plans now!!

At some time I hope you publish your workflow.
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Re: ISS Transit

Post by Carbon60 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:14 pm

Wow.....really an excellent capture. Nicely done, Dave.

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