Photographing and Evaluating the Transit of Mercury

Udo Backhaus
09 May 2016
Time: 11:10 UT until 18:45 UT

As with Venus 2012 we are organizing a little international project for observing, photographing and evaluating the Transit of Mercury 2016ransit of Mercury 2016. We will try to combine simultaneously taken pictures of mercury in front of the sun from distant sites in order to become able to observe the parallactic effect of mercury and to derive the distance to the sun.

We are looking for additional participants!

Please have a look to our project page. In order to keep informed, interested people (pupils, teachers, amateur astronomers and professionals) should contact us.

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Udo Backhaus

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(University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany)