Mercury Transit report

Clear sky but a cold breeze for the start of the transit of Mercury on November 11th.

We had several telescopes set up with a mixture of white light and Ha filters. Over 60 observers from the Society and the School enjoyed some excellent views until 3:30pm when cloud started to build.

This is now the third transit of Mercury successfully viewed from the Observatory, let’s hope we can keep our run going in 2032.

The following images were taken by Peter Truscott, Dave Eagle, Kevin Earp and Peter Hudson!

The last image from Dave Eagle is a short animation showing the movement of the planet across the face of the sun! Very clever!!


You can read more about Dave’s exploit’s at his web site –

Linton Guise