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Transits of Objects through the LASCO/C3 FOV in 2004

The following list was compiled by Sebastian F. Hoenig. www.sungrazer.org
All dates are approximate.


Jan 25 - Feb 11
Neptune
8.0mag
Left to Right
Feb 14 - Mar 01
Uranus
5.9mag
Left to Right
Feb 21 - Mar 24
C/2003 T3 (Tabur)
~9.0mag
Left to Upper Right
Feb 23 - Mar 12
Mercury
-1.7mag
Right to Left
Apr 12 - 22
Mercury
3.6mag
Left to Right
Apr 16 -21
Comet C/2004 F4 (Bradfield)
~ -2 peak
Bottom to top
Jun 03 - 13
Venus
-3.9mag
Left to Right
Jun 12 - 25
Mercury
-2.2mag
Right to Left
Jun 29 - Jul 18
Saturn
0.1mag
Left to Right
Aug 20 -28
Mercury
3.8mag
Left to Right
Aug 23 - Oct 09
Mars
1.7mag
Left to Right
Sep 12 - Oct 02
Jupiter
-1.7mag
Left to Right
Sep 26 - Oct 17
Mercury
-1.5mag
Right to Left
Sep 27 - Oct 12
C/2003 K4 (Linear)
~5.1mag
Left to Lower Right
Oct 05 - Oct 10
C/2004 R2 (ASAS)
~2-3mag
Lower-right to Upper-left
Dec 07 - 13
Mercury
2.7mag
Left to Right

Noteable events:

  • Sep 27 -- Planetary encounter of Jupiter/Mars -- 0.2 deg
  • Sep 29 -- Jupiter/Mars/Mercury within 1 deg
  • Oct6 (~21UT) C/2004 R2 and C/2003 K4 at less than 2deg separation in LASCO C3. See a plot of their estimated tracks through LASCO C3 here