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John Nelson
Selah, Washington
08:34 am

Equipment Details:

Nikon D810, Sigma 150-600mm lens, Sigma 1.4x teleconverter. Full aperture (solarlite) filter from Thousand Oaks.

Post-processing Details:

Converted from RAW to .jpg with slight lighting adjustments in Lightroom

Image Details:

Mercury transit photographed from a rest stop near Selah, Washington. A very quiet sun makes it much easier to see the tiny planet against the huge sun. The weather was a factor. The clouds were in play. Trying to image the transit between clouds was a challenge. I didn't get any completely clean images but this was one of the best of the morning and shortly after this image was taken, the clouds effectively blocked further attempts.