The Transit of Mercury

Nov. 8 2006

Mercury transited in from of the Sun (a phenomena that occurs approximately 13 times per century)

Along with the Memphis Astronomical Society  imaged the Sun and Mercury using different techniques.


Taken five Minutes after first contact,

NOTE: the big spot at about 9 o' clock has no name at the moment of taking these pictures and creating the web page, Mercury is the tiny spot below the solar spot.

44 minutes after first contact













Before the Sun Disappeared below the horizon



Other pictures




Also took images from the other scopes around the field, see those pictures here




All pictures (unless noted)

Telescope: WO SD66

Cameras: Casio EX-P700 or Celestron Neximage

Agena Solar Filter


Ver archivo de fotos de la semana / See photo Archive