The Mercury Transit as seen from Las Vegas, NV. USA

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The Mercury Transit as seen from Las Vegas, NV. USA

Postby SiriusDoggy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 am

I'm still working on the full animation but I've included a couple stills and a link to a very short animation test that I made of 3rd and 4th contact. Here in Las Vegas, the transit was already in mid progress so we missed 1st and 2nd contact. The planet was almost halfway through the transit at sunrise. I started imaging as soon as the sun rose above my neighbor's house at 6:50am but it honestly didn't get steady enough to animate until around 8am. So I have 2 hours worth of images to process and edit. I've figured out a few automation tricks to speed up the process.

This first shot is from around 8am.
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This image is from 9:58am, about 4 minutes till 3rd contact.
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Here's the animation of 3rd and 4th contact.
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Re: The Mercury Transit as seen from Las Vegas, NV. USA

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Re: The Mercury Transit as seen from Las Vegas, NV. USA

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Re: The Mercury Transit as seen from Las Vegas, NV. USA

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