Transit of Mercury, 7 May 2003
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.