Nov 08

Mercury Transit

Members Observe Mercury Transit at Hope College

Mercury Transit Nov. 8, 2006

From Left-to-Right: Robin, Nathan, Russ and Ian.

Images by Peter Burkey

After a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to view the transit at Hope College, as soon as I got home the sky cleared and I was able to get the scope on it. These crude photos (one with clouds, one without) were made by pointing my digital camera at the eyepiece – hand held. Ah, the irony.

Mercury Transit 01

Mercury Transit 02
“Mercury is the dot half-way between edge and center at 12 o’clock, not to be confused with the sunspot at 3 o’clock.)”