Home > Mercury, Sun > Some views of the festivities at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb for the transit of Mercury earlier today

Some views of the festivities at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Dune Climb for the transit of Mercury earlier today

May 9, 2016
Transiting Mercury

Mercury and some sunspots at 8:30 a.m. through my telescope. Thought I’d take a shot before we had visitors. C8 Cassigrainian focus, ISO 100, 1/100 second.

Viewing thru the Dobinator

Checking the transit via the “Dobinator” through the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society’s (GTAS) 25 inch Dobsonian stopped down with an 8″ solar filter.

My C8

Viewing the transit through my Celestron C8.

Viewing the transit

Kids viewing the transit through the society’s Lunt hydrogen alpha solar telescope.

Emmett's Dobsonian

Youngster viewing the transit through Emmett Holmes’ 13″ homemade Dobsonian telescope and Poncet tracking mount.

Credit:  Bob Moler

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: