Mercury Transit Photos

SpaceWeather finally posted the results of the Mercury Transit Photo Contest from a few weeks back, so I thought I would link to a few of my favorites.

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From Thad V’Soske, Colorado National Monument, Colorado, USA Nov. 8. 32-frame transit photo animation represents the motion of Mercury from 12:12pm to 1:29pm (local time) on November 8, 2006.

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From Phillip Jones, Dallas, TX, who set up setup at the Univ. of TX – Dallas campus for students and faculty to partake the in transit event. Live video feed of the transit was displayed on his laptop. Photo details: Lumenera SKYnyx 2-1 attached to a Coronado SolarMax90 on a Tak NJP mount.

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From the Japanese Hinode Spacecraft, which used its Solar Optical Telescope to capture a 0.2-arcsecond resolution movie of Mercury transiting the sun. See also the X-ray Transit of Mercury.

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A young astronomer named Ryan Dunn manned the Solar viewer and expertly explaining the details and dynamics of the transit to the public at the Albuquerque Astronomical Society event.

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From Andy Dodson, Huirangi, NZ. Photo details: SolarMax40 H-alpha filter, Stellarvue 80.

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From Larry Alvarez, Flower Mound, Texas, Photo details: Coronado CaK 70mm scope and a Lumeneara CCD.

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