Picture of the day; 7 May 2003

Transit of Mercury

Taken at 05:25 UT on 7 May 2003 through some thin cloud. The picture also shows a sunspot near the centre of the Solar disk. Posted at UT 2003 May 7 06:00

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Technical: Sony DSC-F707 and a 3 inch refracting telescope using a projection screen. The photo has not been cleaned of the effects of small dust particles. This is a version 0.5 data release.