2006 Mercury Transit



Transit Across the Sun


About this object


On Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 the planet Mercury transited in front of the Sun.  The last time this occurred was in 2003.  This is a relatively rare event which only occurs about 13 times in 100 years.   From Friendswood, the transit was visible from the start of the transit through about 70% of its travel across the face of the Sun.



Technical Information


Optics:                                  Meade Meade LX90 8" SCT @ f/10        


Camera:                               Nikon CoolPix 4500 with 18mm eyepiece


Date:                                     November 8th, 2006


Location:                               Friendswood, Texas


Exposure Details:                1/500 to 1/250 second with ISO Auto, Baader Solar Filter


Acquisition:                           NA


Processing:                           None