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Swedish Solar Telescope, La Palma, courtesy of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

1999 Transit of Mercury

2006

The transit of Mercury expedition was supported in part by the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society with student participation supported by the Rob Spring fund at Williams College.

Transit of Mercury, Imaged at Haleakala Observatory by Jay Pasachoff, Glenn Schneider, and Suranjit Tilakawardane '07 - #1
#2
#3

Transit of Mercury, by Bryce Babcock and Kevin Reardon, Imaged at the Dunn Solar Telescope of the Sacramento Peak Observatory, National Solar Observatory / NSF - in a CH molecular line

Transit of Mercury, by Kevin Reardon (Arcetri Observatory), Imaged with the IBIS instrument mounted at the Dunn Solar Telescope of the Sacramento Peak Observatory, National Solar Observatory / NSF - in CaII
in H alpha
second contact
in white light

Sunrise outside the Mees Solar Observatory on Haleakala, about three hours before first contact, by Jay Pasachoff - #1
#2

Press Release

TRACE images (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, JAXA, NASA)

HINODE images (Lockheed MArtin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, JAXA, NASA) - #1
#2
#3

University of Hawaii's solar site, for a white-light movie

National Solar Observatory's GONG project

Spaceweather.com gallery

Fred Bruenjes's H-alpha images, including Mercury silhouetted against a prominence

Phil Jones's Astronomy Picture of the Day H-alpha full-disk image

Kepler foreshadowing / SOHO image series

Chuck Bueter's transitofvenus.org

National Solar Observatory ToM page


2003

2003 Mercury transit page at the New Swedish Solar Telescope, La Palma

2003 Mercury transit page at SOHO

2003 Mercury transit page at GONG

2003 Mercury transit TRACE combination image

TRACE movie in an extreme-ultraviolet wavelength

TRACE movie in white light

A ground-based image by Philippe Jacquot of Annecy, France

movie from the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG)

composite image from the Udaipur, India, GONG site,
carefully co-registered so that the overall Sun stayed steady;
The solar rotation blurred out the sunspots


ground-based composite white-light image by D. Dierick

Rome Observatory

individual images

European Southern Observatory press release


Contact

Professor Jay Pasachoff (Jay.M.Pasachoff@williams.edu)
Williams College--Hopkins Observatory
33 Lab Campus Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-2105; fax (413) 597-3200