Mercury Transit by Philippe Moussette

Photo of the Week for November 29, 2019

Mercury’s transit of the sun November 11 was one of the biggest events in our solar system for visual astronomers in 2019.

Shooting from cloudy Québec, Philippe Moussette fought the weather to take a composite image of the transit, winning the Photo of the Week.

Judges commended the planning and consideration needed to produce this stacked image.

Using his Canon 90D and a 500mm lens, Mousette said he had photographed the transit May 9, 2016, but this time the weather was more co-operative. He noted that nevertheless, he missed the beginning and end of this transit because of the clouds,.

If you missed this Mercury transit, you’re going to have to wait a bit for the opportunity to shoot it again. The next one isn’t until November 13, 2032.

Editor’s note: After a brief hiatus, the Photos of the Week are back on schedule. Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing all the winners of the past few months along with the regularly-scheduled winners.

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