Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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LocationSan Jose, CA
EquipmentCanon 7D + 70-200 F4L IS + 1.4x teleconverter
DescriptionAirliner egress between the 3rd and 4th contact of the sun while Venus is heading its way out
Date6/5/2012 at 16:40
Equipment80 mm WO triplet with white light filter on Pentax 3Mn mount. Camera Canon 5D mark II with 1/400 sec exposure.
DescriptionVenus in mid- transit with sun spots.
Date6/5/2012 at 8:46 pm EDT
EquipmentNikon D7000 with a remote shutter release. Sigma 150-500mm lens set at 500mm, F8, ISO 400, 1/640 shutter speed Mounted on a fixed tripod. Also used a home made solar filter using Baader Solar Filter Film.
DescriptionVenus transiting the sun just before sunset in Ashtabula, Ohio.
LocationLakeview Park, Lorain, Ohio
DateJune 5, 2012 6:30 p.m.
EquipmentSolar image was projected onto a screen by a Meade 8" Schmidt Cassegrain using a 50mm camera lens as the eyepiece. The photo itself was taken with an iPhone.
DescriptionOur club, the Black River Astronomical Society, set up multiple telescopes for the public to view the transit of Venus. I constructed an 8' x 12' camera obscura and projected a large image of the sun onto a screen in the darkened room. The sun's image was about 5 feet in diameter. For this image I simply stepped into the beam and photographed my silhouette and Venus together on the screen. Several hundred people peered into the "transit tent" and took their own photos during the event.
Date06-June-12, 9.18 AM
EquipmentTelescope -> Celestron 114 EQ. Cannon -> Powershot A2200
DescriptionA transit of Venus across the Sun takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the Sun and Earth (or another planet), becoming visible against (and hence obscuring a small portion of) the solar disk. During a transit, Venus can be seen from Earth as a small black disk moving across the face of the Sun. The duration of such transits is usually measured in hours (the transit of 2012 lasted 6 hours and 40 minutes). A transit is similar to a solar eclipse by the Moon. While the diameter of Venus is more than 3 times that of the Moon, Venus appears smaller, and travels more slowly across the face of the Sun, because it is much farther away from Earth.
LocationBell Canyon, CA ridgetop
DateJune 5, 2012 7:44pm PDT
EquipmentOrion ED80 on a Great Polaris mount; camera Nikon D70 prime focus.
DescriptionSun setting with Venus in transit. The power transmission tower is about 2.5 miles from my observing site.
DateJune 5, 2012 around 6:30 PM PDT
Equipment10", 1200 mm FL Dobsonian reflector, F 4.7 with 21 mm eyepiece. Camera: Panasonic Lumix, ISO 200, f 3.9, 1/500 exposure.
DescriptionThe skies cleared in Prosser in eastern Washington State around 4 PM. This was taken with a simple "point and shoot" digital camera through my telescope. Venus was a fairly clear and focused disk, and several sunspot groups were present. The best views were after 5:30 PM PDT until sunset.
LocationLanders, California, United States
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentCelestron GPC-102ED; Great Polaris mount; Nikon D300
DescriptionThis image is a composite of eight separate exposures taken at intervals of 30 minutes, showing Venus' progress across the disk of the Sun.
EquipmentTasco Refractor 70mm Azimutal Mount 15mm Celestron Eyepiece Iphone 4 Camera
DescriptionA success of a dream come true, this picture like all the rest, is now part of the Venus Transit's history. It is the picture of my lifetime, next pictures will come 125 years from now by next generations.
Date06/05/2012 - 7:45pm
Equipment70mm Tele-vue Ranger, solar filter, Nikon D40
DescriptionTranist of venus near sunset