Derby and District Astronomical Society

The Transit of Mercury
May 7th 2003

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Society members Mike Dumelow and Graham Ensor observed and photographed the transit of Mercury across the Sun's disk on May 7th. The following pictures were captured from video by Graham Ensor.

Mike Dumelow observes the transit.
Mike Dumelow observing the transit of Mercury on 7th May 2003

The Sun was projected onto a white card, and the resulting image was videoed, captured, and contrast enhanced using Photoshop. Mercury appears as a small black dot near the top of the Sun's disk. Click on picture to load a full res version.
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