20160422 RE: Re: Viewing Transit of Mercury
Christopher J Baddiley
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I can accommodate large numbers of people in my garden, easily 15 in the house, or 30 split between two reception rooms, and about four or five in the Observatory control room at any one time.
Car parking for eight together near the house, and one at the drive entrance 150 m down by the road. Hedges prevent any more.
My horizon to the West is the best. It is limited by the trees the far side of a large field. I have used a basic inclinometer to get the angle of the top of the trees from West to North West horizon, worst case. I reckon it is about 6 degrees. I wedged the inclinometer to read 8° thereabouts within a degree or so and that was above the trees. I can't vouch for the absolute accuracy!
From: worcesteras@... [mailto:worcesteras@...]
Sent: 22 April 2016 1:31 PM
Subject: [worcesteras] Re: 20160422 Viewing Transit of Mercury
Thanks for the offer Chris. Some of us were talking about where to observe the transit from last night.
I have two questions.
1 How many people can you accommodate?
2 Does your western horizon go down to >8 degrees (the height of the Sun at the end of the transit)?