Friday, November 10, 2006
Mercury Transit crowds
The Flandrau Planetarium and a number of amateur astronomer volunteers set telescopes up in front of the planetarium for visitors to view the transit of Mercury on Wednesday. There was a constant crowd all afternoon as Mercury slowly progressed across the Suns disk. Here you can see a few of the telescopes and observers of all kinds. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/1000 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.