S O L A R P O W E R E D
New Windsor, Maryland (USA)
The May 9, 2016 transit of Mercury as photographed by Nicholas Lara with a Smartphone held up to the eyepiece of his 8-inch Orion Dobsonian reflector telescope. Image was taken at the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County library, one of several locations where members of the Westminster Astronomical Society had set up telescopes for public observing of the event.
Click on images to open larger image (247 KB) in a new window. (Photo credit: Nicolas Lara)
Marstown Observatory is located in Carroll County, Maryland one mile
from the unincorporated hamlet of Marston. The nearest town is historic
New Windsor (established in 1797) located four miles northwest of the
observatory. The closest major cities are Baltimore (30 miles ESE) and
Washington, DC (50 miles S).
MTO would like to thank everyone who donated their time and materials, or helped in the construction of the observatory..
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