Bryan Jones captures Mercury’s transit across the Sun with the Fuji X-T1 and Sony RX100 III

Yesterday, scientist and photographer Bryan Jones shared a short yet intriguing post showing Mercury’s transit across the sun, a celestial event we won’t see again until 2019. Against the sheer enormity of our star, I have to say that Mercury looks like nothing more than a pea on a very large dinner plate!

He took the first two images with his Fujifilm X-T1, Zeiss spotting scope and Orion ID Full Aperture Glass Solar Filter, capturing Mercury at 1000mm and 16000mm as it approached the south-east part of the sun’s globe. The third image was taken with the Sony RX100 III using the same scope and filter at an equivalent focal length of 1200mm.

You can check out Bryan’s amazing images here!

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Image: Public domain (Wikipedia)

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