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Transits of Objects through the LASCO/C3 FOV in 2007

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


Dec 24 - Jan 19
Mercury
-1.2mag
Right to Left
Jan 11 - Jan 15
C/2006 P1
5.5mag?
Top Left to Bottom Left
Feb 01 - Feb 16
Neptune
8.0mag
Left to Right
Feb 19 - Feb 26
Mercury
3.0mag
Left to Right
Feb 25 - Mar 13
Uranus
5.9mag
Left to Right
Apr 01 - Apr 06
96P/Machholz
8.8mag
Bottom Left to Top Left
Apr 26 - May 09
Mercury
-2.3mag
Right to Left
Apr 26 - Apr 30
2P/Encke
6.2mag
Bottom Left to Bottom Right
Jun 23 - Jul 03
Mercury
4.1mag
Left to Right
Aug 08 - Aug 24
Mercury
-1.7mag
Right to Left
Aug 12 - Aug 31
Saturn
0.6mag
Left to Right
Aug 16 - Aug 19
Venus
-4.0mag
Left to Right
Sep 10 - Sep 12
C/1999 R1 (SOHO)
6.0mag
Mid-Bottom to Bottom Right
Oct 20 - Oct 27
Mercury
3.0mag
Left to Right
Dec 02 - Dec 31
Mercury
-1.2mag
Right to Left
Dec 12 - Jan 02
Jupiter
-1.8mag
Left to Right

Points of interest

Four comets (hopefully) visible this year:
  • C/2006 P1 (McNaught): exact brightness still uncertain (mid-January)
  • 96P/Machholz: unfavourable apparition
  • 2P/Encke
  • C/1999 R1 = C/2002 R5 (SOHO): Predicted 3rd perihelion passage