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The Mercury transit

Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 10:04 pm
by DennisG
The Mercury transit captured with my Sigma 150-600 and A99

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Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:56 am
by the_hefay
Cool! I don't know much about this type of photography. Do you use filters to cut down on light?

Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 5:31 pm
by DennisG
Well i used a cheap plexiglas for a filter, the result was much better then i expected :D
I bought some cheap plexi filters online to see if i would spend some money on a real high end ND filter and it was realy teh first time i tried them out. But they didn't fit the 150-600 so i used som tejp to hold it in place :D

Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:08 am
by DennisG
Mayby should point out wich dot is Mercury :)

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Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:08 am
by sury
Very cool.

Sury

Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 7:31 am
by Birma
Very interesting picture :)

Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:04 am
by the_hefay
Thanks for the explanation. I'm glad the experiment was successful. And I'm also proud to say that I guessed the right spot for Mercury. :)

Re: The Mercury transit

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:33 am
by bakubo
Cool!