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    Re: Transit of Mercury Today
    From: Stan K
    Date: 2016 May 9, 15:12 -0400
    Here in central Connecticut the early part of the event was clouded out.  I observed on and off until the end with a Celestron C90 (90mm f/11) with a full aperture glass solar filter and an eyepiece that gave a magnification of about 56, allowing the entire disk of the sun to be in view.  The "period" was easily seen (as were the spots) until near the end, when it became more and more difficult to see.  Anyone have an idea of why this was?


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com>
    To: slk1000 <slk1000@aol.com>
    Sent: Mon, May 9, 2016 2:30 pm
    Subject: [NavList] Transit of Mercury Today

    Here in Southern California we were treated to mostly clear skies for the transit of Mercury. DSLR images came out best using solr film with the dull side facing out from the objective lens on a vintage Pentax 200 mm prime lens. Mercury is seen as a small period sharing the Sun's face with a sunspot which looked a bit larger. Solar film over the objective lens of 7x50 mm binoculars made for best viewing.
    Greg Rudzinski

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