Author Archives: Roger Samworth

Mercury transit

I was trying to find some decent images of the Mercury transit from the UK. There weren’t that many!

This one looked good:

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=157372

And then there is the good old faithful Pete Lawrence! (Not sure where from, though)

https://britastro.org/node/19812

But this one takes the prize!

https://britastro.org/node/19855

Transit of Mercury 11/11/2019

Managed to catch the first few minutes of the transit before having to go out.

The first image is poor as it was culled from only a few frames of the raw avi. At least its early, between 1st and 2nd contact.

Similarly the prominences were derived from only a few frames.

The second and third are better, as there was a few seconds gap in the clouds for each image sequence.

I then had to leave – – – !

Worth the effort? Yes, bearing in mind I will be 85 in 2032 – – -! Sporting chance I won’t be here then!