Storm Dunlop

2016 Guide to the Night Sky


In error, details of the transit of Mercury on 2016 May 09 were not included.

This diagram shows the transit as seen from Britain. The times apply to both London and Edinburgh.

The times of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th contact are shown, together with the time of mid-transit (M)

Pages 48 & 49 have been revised, and are also shown here:



There is also an error on page 72. In the monthly calendar, the entry for September 28 should read
19:27 Mercury at greatest elongation (17.9E, mag. -0.5)
(i.e., it is at eastern, not western elongation, and thus in the evening sky.)
The text on page 71 is correct.


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All text Storm Dunlop, 2015; diagrams Wil Tirion, 2015