Location of photo
Waverly, Ohio, USA
Date/Time of photo
11-Nov-2019, 14:22 – 18:04 UT
StellarVue SVA130T telescope, at 900mm f/7, Nikon D850 DSLR camera, Astrophysics Mach1 GTO mount.
The November 11, 2019 Transit of Mercury across the sun’s disk. The weather forecast predicted overcast skies for the beginning of the transit, but possibly clearing later in the morning. I had my telescope set up and ready for any clearing in the sky. Around 9:15 am, the overcast dissipated, with mostly thin cirrus clouds remaining. This image is a composite of 23 images taken 10 minutes apart from 9:22am EST until the end of the transit at 1:04pm EST.