2016 Transit of Mercury

BBSO-colorized-grab
Image Credit: Dale Gary, Bin Chen, Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, Claude Plymate, Vasyl Yurchyshyn. Big Bear Solar Observatory, New Jersey Institute of Technology.

preliminary web page: Pasachoff/Schneider collaboration
http://nicmosis.as.arizona.edu:8000/ECLIPSE_WEB/TOM2016/TOM2016.html

bbso-b-w-mercury-fullToM-1.6m
Made with the 1.6-m solar telescope at the Big Bear Solar Observatory
Unfortunate glitch resulting from a cloud near third contact; this movie is a few frames longer than the color conversion
credit: Big Bear Solar Observatory/NJIT, with Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, Dale Gary, Bin Chen, and BBSO staff

Photos:
Nikon D7000 snapshots at Big Bear
Nikon D7100 snapshots of Big Bear control-room screen and GS&JMP

Series of Questar images at 3rd-4th contacts (Glenn Schneider and Jay Pasachoff)

Series of Questar images at 3rd-4th contacts (Glenn Schneider and Jay Pasachoff)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan Zucker photos, scenes and closeups,
https://goo.gl/photos/ta3upG17psWh7JK58

NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory (Atmospheric Imaging Assembly) images
http://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov

Transit of Mercury from the Japanese Hinode spacecraft from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and stills/movies http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/eclipse20160309/index_e.html from JAXA.

 

Mercury and a sunspot, Questar, reprocessed by GS

Mercury and a sunspot, Questar, reprocessed by GS

 

Our measurement of the astronomical unit
http://www.astrode.de/merkurtransit/5merkurt9be.htm

TOM2016_SUNRISE_BIG_BEAR_LAKE

BBSO_BW_TOM2016_BACK_END_ALIGNED

Hinode site from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s site has a direct link to the XRT movie

For a composite image from the Hinode Solar Optical Telescope:

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Sky & Telescope coverage by Kelly Beatty
Preliminary Coverage by Alan MacRobert
Espenak’s 2016 Transit of Mercury Map