Transit of Mercury May 2016 https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/ Transit of Mercury May 2016 Mercury Transit May 9th 2016 The transit took around seven and a half hours, and we had clear skies throughout! Taken via an 80mm refractor, with white light (Baader-film) filter, ZWO ASI 120 MC-S camera on a 0.6 focal reducer. Short video, stacked with Registax. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201783026 201783026 Mercury Transit Annotated (May 2016) Just a few sunspots during the transit. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201783025 201783025 Inside view (1) ...waiting for Mercury The camera used for the transit picture was also used as a live feed to the projector for the who;e of the transit, enabling visitors (including wheelchair users) to view the event in comfort. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749869 201749869 Inside view (2) Solar photography - pictures of the "video wall" https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749870 201749870 First View The arrow points to Mercury as it starts its transit https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749871 201749871 Outside projection A neat system to project the image of the Sun onto white card from the eyepiece. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749872 201749872 Party! Eight opportunities to view the transit in the glorious sunshine https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749873 201749873 Solarscope Coronado solar telescope in use https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749874 201749874 Refractors Setting up... https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749875 201749875 Binoculars Binoculars with the proper solar filters https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749876 201749876 Imagers Two 80mm refractors: One with a dSLR for high-resolution images and a possible time-lapse sequence, the other with a CCD camera for the live feed into the main room. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749877 201749877 Protection The 14-inch telescope (with no solar filter, so not in use) was protected from the "normal" heat of the summer sun with foil-backed foam. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749878 201749878 Earlier Target The moon projected onto the wall https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749879 201749879 "If wet.." When the clouds roll in, project the *live* view from the cameras on the International Space Station. https://www.broughastronomy.co.uk/apps/photos/photo?photoID=201749880 201749880