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Transits of Objects through the LASCO C3 and C2 fields of view (FOV) in 2017


The following list was compiled by Worachate Boonplod.
All dates and magnitudes are approximate.Note that the limiting magnitude for LASCO C3 is approximately 8.0 to 8.5 (depending on object/star), and for C2 is approximately 8.5 - 9.0.


IMAGE CREDIT: Worachate Boonplod

LASCO C3

(Dec25)-Jan01
Mercury
mag +4
left to right
Feb22-Mar10
Neptune
mag +8.0
left to right
Feb25-Mar15
Mercury
mag -2
right to left
Mar08-Mar14
2P/Encke
mag +6
left to right
Mar26-Mar27
Venus
mag -4
left to right (along top border)
Apr05-Apr22
Uranus
mag +5.9
left to right
Apr15-Apr24
Mercury
mag +5
left to right
May22-Jun20
1 Ceres
mag +8.4
left to right
Jun15-Jun28
Mercury
mag -2
right to left
Jul01-Aug20
Mars
mag +1.7
left to right
Aug23-Aug31
Mercury
mag +5
left to right
Sept12-Oct12
4 Vesta
mag +7.8
left to right
Sept29-Oct20
Mercury
mag -1
right to left
Oct16-Nov05
Jupiter
mag -1.7
left to right
Oct25-Oct30
96P/Machholz
mag +2
bottom to top
Dec07-(Jan 2018)
Venus
mag -4
right to left
Dec09-Dec16
Mercury
mag +5
left to right
Dec13-Dec30
Saturn
mag +0.4
left to right

LASCO C2

Feb28-Mar03
Neptune
mag +8.0
left to right
Mar07-Mar08
Mercury
mag -2
right to left
Mar11
2P/Encke
mag +6
left to right
Apr12-Apr16
Uranus
mag +5.9
left to right
Apr20-Apr21
Mercury
mag +6
left to right
Jun03-Jun08
1 Ceres
mag +8.4
left to right
Jun20-Jun22
Mercury
mag -2
right to left
Jul21-Aug01
Mars
mag +1.7
left to right
Oct06-Oct11
Mercury
mag -1
right to left
Oct24-Oct28
Jupiter
mag -1.7
left to right
Dec12
Mercury
mag +5
left to right
Dec20-Dec23
Saturn
mag +0.4
left to right