Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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Date6/5/12 6:36pm EDT
EquipmentOrion Starblast 6 inch relector white light full apature solar filter 26mm Sirius plossl eyepiece Kodak 8 MP point and shoot camera
DescriptionImage of Venus transiting the Sun soon after ingress. Taken with a hand held camera through the eyepiece at 35X. This was the best of about 150 images taken and has been slightly cropped.
LocationBrown's Point Lighthouse, Federal Way, WA
Date6/5/2012 3:30 pm PST
EquipmentMeade ETX 125-at with a Sony point and shoot 12MO camera held to the lens
DescriptionBiggest challenge was the 20 mph winds gusting around. Most of Seattle was clouded over but not to the south.
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentLX 90 with Canon digial camera
DescriptionNote the airplane in the middle
EquipmentShot "through the eyepiece" using a Nikon D5000 through a 17mm Stratus attached to a Starblast 4.5 EQ.
DescriptionI took this by shooting through the eyepiece with a Nikon D5000. Shutter at 1/250 and f/5, ISO 250.
EquipmentCanon EOS 600D att 1120 mm, Av 16, 1/350 sec and ISO 400.
Description3 seconds left to C3 acc. to www.localtransitofvenus.nl. Local computer system time, UNT+1+1h daylight saving time.
LocationFair Oaks, California
DateJune 12, 3:49pm PDT
EquipmentCelestron 90 F4 refractor, tripod and German Equatorial mount. Projection to plain paper. Finder removed to prevent inadvertent glance. No filter.
DescriptionPhoto shows home setup. Image projected using 25mm eyepiece about 1.2m to form 15cm diameter projection on plain paper. Picture of setup taken with Samsung Android, original file size 1.7MB.
Date5:30-6:30 PM CST
EquipmentPoint and shoot camera held to eyepiece of Newtonian reflector
DescriptionSnapped a photo every 15 minutes or so and created animated gif.
Date6-5-12, 7:30pm CST
EquipmentMeade LXD-55 telescope, taken with a Nikon D40x thru the eyepiece.
DescriptionVenus transit of the Sun with a commercial airliner flying thru the field of view. The image was taken just before the Sun was going to go behind the trees at sunset when this airplane passed in front of the sun.
LocationSan Francisco, CA
Date19:50 PST 5 June 2012
EquipmentOrion Sky View Pro 8 Newtonian Telescope Solar Filter GoTo Tracking System Nikon D5100
DescriptionJune 5th 2012 Transit of Venus with the iconic Twin Peaks antenna in the foreground. The sun aligned perfectly with this famous San Francisco landmark just before setting below the Western Horizon.
EquipmentMeade ETX 70-AT(14X) projection method
DescriptionIt shows Venus just starting to cross the sun.