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Transits of Objects through the LASCO/C3 FOV in 2006

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


Jan 09 - Jan 17
Venus
-4.1mag
Left to Right
Jan 14 - Feb 02
Mercury
-1.4mag
Right to Left
Jan 29 - Feb 14
Neptune
8.0mag
Left to Right
Feb 21 - Mar 10
Uranus
5.9mag
Left to Right
Mar 08 - Mar 16
Mercury
3.2mag
Left to Right
May 11 - May 25
Mercury
-2.3mag
Right to Left
Jul 13 - Jul22
Mercury
3.8mag
Left to Right
Jul 28 - Aug 17
Saturn
0.4mag
Left to Right
Aug 24 - Sep 10
Mercury
-1.8mag
Right to Left
Sep 26 - Nov 30
Venus
-3.9mag
Right to Left
Sep 27 - Nov 18
Mars
1.6mag
Left to Right
Nov 05 - Nov 12
Mercury
2.9mag
Left to Right
Nov 11 - Dec 02
Jupiter
-1.7mag
Left to Right
Dec 24 - Jan 19
Mercury
-1.2mag
Right to Left

Points of interest

July - October: Possible return of comet C/2002 R5.
C3 Entry: lower left (9mag), C3 Exit: mid left (9-10mag)
Travels on to mid right center (6mag)
C2 path: Right to Left above Sun (6mag)

Nov 11 - 12: Four planets visible -- Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, Mars
Nov 11: Mercury and Mars within 35arcmin
Nov 15: Jupiter and Venus within 25arcmin