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Mercury Transit in H Alpha


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About this observation
Alan Tough
Time of observation
09/05/2016 - 14:35
Mercury Transit
Observing location
Elgin, Scotland
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Alan reports that conditions were, generally, very good in Elgin, with a clear blue sky and just a few wispy, high-altitude clouds.
This H-alpha image was taken at 14:35 UT with the DMK51 camera and a Lunt LS60T/B1200.
Due to atmospheric turbulence, particularly at the end of the transit, he only got timings for second and third contacts:
Location:  Elgin, Moray, Scotland (N 57 deg 38.625', W 003 deg 20.455')
Contact II: 11:15:38 UT
Contact III: 18:37:23 UT
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