Location of Photo:
Montevideo - Uruguay
Date/Time of photo:
May 9th. 2015 , 8:39 local time
Reflector telescope, 8' , f/5 + barlow lens 2x , and a Canon Rebel XTi, direct focus. ISO 200 1/40 s exposure
Observing the may 9th 2015 transit of Mercury was quite a problem, as seen from Uruguay: a heavy cloud cover was present during almost all the event. But I managed to take this picture, short after Mercury had their first contacts with the Sun. Even if I have better pictures, with almost no clouds at all, I prefer this one, because I think the clouds add some dramatic effect, and they reflect better the sky over Montevideo on this day.