Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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LocationUP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
DateJune 6, 2012
EquipmentPanasonic Lumix DMC-FH2 on a Galileoscope with Baader 5.0 ND solar filter.
DescriptionAn image of yesterday's Venus Transit taken a few minutes after the transit maximum. We did miss the maximum phase because of cloud cover
Location37 51.8076N 122 18.8286W
Date6/5/2012, 22:23:45 UTC
EquipmentSCT 6" f/10 Focal Reducer-Field Flattener f/6.3 Baader film continuum full aperture filter B/W 1/2" Video CCD GPS Time transfer +/-0.1 milliseconds
DescriptionIngress stages during Venus Transit 2012.From left to right, the stages: a snapshot before the first contact, a snapshot at the first contact, a snapshot during the second contact, three snapshots after the first contact. The black drop Effect is clearly seen during second . A possible hint at the sunlight refraction by the Venus' atmosphere can be discerned from the last snapshot. The absolute timings are GPS time transfer timings. Expected timing accuracy +/- 0.1 millisecond. The obsrvation location is 37 51.8076N 122 18.8286W.
Equipmentmeade Lx200 12inch, canon EOS 350D
Descriptionlast time for ever!
LocationWest Bend, Wisconsin
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentOrion StarBlast 4.5 EQ using a Kendrick Visual Solar Filter Exposure taken at 30X with an iPhone 4S camera held above the eyepiece
DescriptionA very rough amateur shot; the sun was rather overexposed with my iPhone camera, but I got it!
LocationL. C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, Maine
DateJune 5th, 2012 after second contact
EquipmentDSLR with a 10mm lens
Description... a double rainbow appeared behind those gathered to watch the Transit of Venus at the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, Maine. A patch of blue sky allowed observers to see first contact and second contact.
DateJune 5, 2012 5:25 PM PT
EquipmentCanon EOS 40D at prime focus Orion ED80 f/7.5 Apo refractor Orion Sirius EQ-G mount Orion Glass Solar Filter Boeing 727 airliner
DescriptionSurprising "double transit"! Exposure: 1/1000 sec at ISO 200
PhotographerMike I. Jones
DateJune 5, 2012, 5:31PM CDT
EquipmentTakahashi TOA-130, Baader solar filter, Canon XSi @ ISO 100.
DescriptionThis was the sharpest image of well over 100 photos I took. The original photo at full camera resolution has breathtaking detail in the sunspots and calcium flocculi (the white patches on the lower side). The short exposure time plus the high sky elevation, and perhaps a little luck, were factors in the image quality. Five of us watched events I and II visually at 150X, and all exclaimed as the razor-thin arc of sunlight scattered around the back side of Venus just before event II. No camera could capture the rapidly changing subtleties of that incredible couple of minutes like the good old eye.
LocationKing Saud University Riyadh
Date6 Jun 2012 7Morning
EquipmentNikon D3 attached in the prime focus of 15cm Coude Ziess refractor telescope f/16 exp 1/2500 sec, solarfilter used
DateJune 6, 2012 - 4.31UT
Equipment150mm F=900 achromatic refractor with 4x zoom and Daystar H-alpha filter. Skynyx 2-2M camera and Takahashi EM200 mount.
DescriptionIt was a beautiful summer morning in Copenhagen and the local astronomical league had set up many scopes at a beach overlooking the straight between Denmark and Sweden. The low Sun was viewed across the water and I think that this helped reduce air turbulence. There were 500-600 happy people and the mood was almost as during a total solar eclipse. More pics at: www.leif.org/mikael
LocationEforie Sud, Romania
DateJune 6th 2012
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D mark III and Vixen VMC110L telescope
DescriptionAfter studying lots of forecasts, we settled for a place on the shore of The Black Sea. And what a view we had! The transit was great! Better than the one in 2004, I might say. Seeing the Sun rising with Venus on it was simply breathtaking.