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2016 Mercury Transit Photo Setup

Mercury Transit 2016 setup

My equipment for the Mercury transit was my standard portable solar observing setup. I set this up outside my observatory in order to insure that I would not be blocked by the observatory walls at sunrise.

* The tripod is cut from a 2x4, sized with segments designed to go in a medium-sized suitcase, and cheap enough to be discarded on airline trips with high baggage fees.