Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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PhotographerRichard St. John
LocationLas Cruces, NM
Date6 June 2012 0157 UTC
EquipmentOrion solar filter on a 4" Unitron achromatic refractor and equatorial mount. Image through eyepiece using camera on LG HTC phone.
DescriptionI expected more distortion in the sun's image as it set behind the mountains west of Las Cruces, NM. Smoke from Gila Wilderness fire and clouds cooperated by their absence.
PhotographerEdward F Dadurka
LocationSaguaro National Park East, Tucson, Arizona
Date06/05/2012 5:32 p.m.
EquipmentCanon EOS 7D on FLT-98 with 2X barlow
DescriptionThe "apparently" larger,darker disk of Venus stands in nice contrast to the groups of sunspots, two and a half hours into the transit.
EquipmentFujifilm Finepix Camera
DescriptionTransit of venus 2012 from eastern mountain in Esfahan,Iran.
LocationAntibes, South of France
Date6 June 2012 - 4am UT
EquipmentD300 Nikon camera + 400mm lens
DescriptionHi! In 2004 you printed one of my pictures on the cover of your magazine, this year the transit was less dramatic from the South of France but here is what it looked like: www.benvenuto.com/transit Clear skies, Michel
Date6/5/2012 – 6:47:50 PM
Equipment10" LX200 GPS Baader Solar film Nikon D5100
DescriptionTaken while I was taking closeups of Venus during the transit. I took a photo and saw the Wall-E figure (Most likely Satellite "COSMOS 2242") move across the screen. It was moving so fast I could only snap 1 with the whole satellite in view.
LocationEforie Sud, Romania
EquipmentCanon 10D, Lunt LS60THa on an EQ5 mount
DescriptionSeeing it for the second time after 2004 it was really impressive. More than that, seeing the transit at sunrise and rising from the sea (The Black Sea) was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The photo speaks louder than words!
LocationThe Woodlands, TX, USA
EquipmentNikon D7000 camera, 1/160s at ISO 200, Takahashi TOA 130 Telescope (a 5" APO refractor) with Tak 1.6 extender for 1600mm focal length, Thousand Oaks solar filter, AP 900GTO mount
DescriptionThis image captures both the June 5th 2012 Venus transit and a jet plane plus contrails crossing the sun. Initially I thought Venus was obscured by clouds on this frame, but a closer look & subsequent processing in Photoshop reveal the planet is indeed present in the frame!
LocationHaleakala, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Date2012-06-05 12:28 through18:28 HST
EquipmentCelestron Super C8 Plus/Byers fork mount. Canon EOS 20D DSLR at ISO 800, 1/1000 second, all exposures. Thousand Oaks Optical Type 2 glass full aperture solar filter.
DescriptionThe image is a composite that shows the entire transit of Venus of 2012-06-05, photographed from atop Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii. The sequence begins at upper left limb of the Sun, showing the black drop effect of 2nd contact. The sequence continues with exposures of Venus position taken approximately every 40 minutes. The sequence ends at the upper right limb of the Sun, again showing the black drop effect of third contact. The black drop effect of 3rd contact is somewhat subdued due to atmospheric extinction with the sun being much closer to the horizon. There was noticeable movement of the sunspots between 2nd and 3rd contact due to rotation of the Sun over more than 6 hours. The sunspot positions are from an exposure taken at 17:30 HST.
LocationSt. Charles County, Mo
DateJune 05 2012
EquipmentLS60THa/DS, DSMI III, Mach1
DescriptionThe Venus Transit of the Sun
DateJune 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM MST
EquipmentCamera: Canon EOS 40D digital camera Camera Mode: RAW Lens: 4" f/10 Meade 2045 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope Exposure: (sun) 1/15 sec at ISO 200 with a glass ND5 solar filter, (foreground) 1/2000 sec at ISO 100
DescriptionThis photo shows the planet Venus transiting in front of the sun setting over South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.