Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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Date2012.06.06 h 3.55.39 UT
EquipmentCanon Eos 500D at prime focus of a Celestron C5+ (1250mm)
DescriptionSome veils of clouds make the Sun, during the transit of Venus, similar to Jupiter during an Io eclipse.
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentHydrogen Alpha shot using a Lunt 60mm with a DMK41 monochromatic camera. CG4 EQ mount w/drive. Processed using Registax 6 and Paint Shop Pro 9.
DescriptionWe ended up driving 2.5 hrs. north from our home in Elmhurst, PA to Fulton, NY to find sunny conditions to shoot the Venus Transit. We got setup with only 20 minutes to the start of the transit. We took several videos for image processing. This image shows Venus just after second contact, with the chromospheric spicule ring just beyond by about 67 million miles!
EquipmentNikon D5100 Nikon 70-300 mm Lens at 300mm
DescriptionTransit of Venus: Just few seconds encounter of TOV and clouds again... Glad to have seen this. It's cloudy since yesterday. Taken on 6/6/2012 Time: 9:03 AM (IST), Pune, India.
Date05/06/12 6:35 PM
EquipmentOrion 10x50 Scenix Binoculars with Black Polymer
DescriptionA few hours before the transit started, our sky was forecasted to be clear; but 30 minutes before first contact, it was completely overcast, so we drove around looking for a hole in the clouds. About 25 minutes after second contact, we finally found a tiny patch of sunlight and we each got a glimpse through our filtered binoculars. We ended up only getting three glimpses of the transit before the Sun set, and during those glimpses I didn't get to take a picture of it with our camera - but I did make this drawing of it.
EquipmentOrion AstroView 6 Equatorial Reflector Telescope, Nikon 10MP camera
DescriptionVenus 2012 transit from my backyard.
Date6/5/12 7:16pm ET
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT, Sigma 70-200mm telephoto lens with 1.4x APO Tele Converter
DescriptionThis is a nice image of the Venus transit with whispy clouds across the lower half of the sun.
Date6/5/12 8:06pm ET
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT, Sigma 70-200mm telephoto with 1.4x APO Tele Converter
DescriptionI snapped this (slightly cloudy) image of the Venus transit just as a jet was passing by.
DateJune 5, 2012 9:07 pm
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTI, 300mm Tamron lens, 1/2000 Shutter
DescriptionIt was a partly cloudy day that got worse. I didn't think I'd get to see it, but the clouds cleared just enough! I used an older camera just in case I fried it.
PhotographerAnthony Guiller Urbano
DateJune 6, 2012 9:31 am
EquipmentSky-Watcher Equinox 100 ED, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D
DescriptionMaximum Transit as viewed from UP Diliman, QC, Philippines at 9:31 am Photo Credit: Anthony Guiller Urbano
LocationEl Paso, Tx
EquipmentNikon D40 with 500mm F8 reflex lens at 1/4000 ISO 200
DescriptionJust came from work and catched the sunset. Once in a liftime event.