Transit of Mercury, 7 May 2003

J.-L. Dighaye





EurAstro installed an apochromat refractor 200/1600, a C11 and a LX200 8" on the roof of the EPO Isar bulding. Numerous EPO colleagues came and saw the transit event.



The ingress of Mercury was recorded with the refractor and a Nikon D100 digital camera giving images of the whole Sun (picture is a sectional enlargement):



Thereafter, views were obtained with the C11 and a Panasonic digital camcorder.






The egress was recorded with the same set-up as for the ingress except that a 792+/- 6 nm near-infrared filter was used instead of an attenuator.




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