Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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LocationCastle Hill, NSW
Date2012-06-06 08:10-12:30 AEST
EquipmentNorth Group 127ED, Thousand Oaks glass filter, Sony a200 Losmandy G11/G
DescriptionThe Sun and Venus played hide and seek with the cloud and rain all day. These images come from just before 1st contact until 12:30 AEST when the cloud won out.
PhotographerRod E. Mc Connell
LocationAshmont, Alberta, Canada
DateJune 5th, 2012 - 4:58 MDT
EquipmentClassic Celestron C8 with a Lumix G3 and solar filter.
DescriptionThis photo shows Venus as a black circle in transit across the face of the sun with sunspots on the lower right hand side.
Equipment8" Meade LX10 on wedge, filter is a Thousand Oaks Optical Glass Type 2+ camera is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Description64 RAW images were captured in 39 seconds at 6:16 pm PST. All images were used and stacked using Lynkeos software. A composite images was then made using an image taken at the beginning of the transit and at the latest visible for my location. Further processing was done in Photoshop CS5, i.e. color correction and Venus path.
EquipmentCoronado 60mm and SkyNyx 2.2
Descriptionbest 25 out of 100 images processed with Registax and PS.Taken during a very brief break in the clouds
Date7:53 on June 5 2012
EquipmentCanon 600mm F4 with 2X Teleconverter
DescriptionGot out of work later than I had planned and raced home. We had been having the worst May gray/June gloom in SD but lo & behold, on this particular day, the weather cleared late morning. I took some filtered shots from the back yard and then we went to Ocean Beach to try and include the OB Pier in the frames. OB was in full party mode, as always. Lucked out on a parking spot and set up approx 20 minutes before sunset. End of Newport Avenue in OB is a magnet for all types of 60's type prophets and gurus so the occasion was colored by many loud pronouncements of Ecstasy and talks of Vortexes. All in all, it turned out perfectly and I got a couple of decent shots to boot.
LocationBinondo, Manila, Philippines
DateJune 6, 2012 9:22am
EquipmentSony Alpha A77 with 500mm F8AF Reflex and Baader Solar Filter Density F3.8
DescriptionThis is a composite of the Venus Transit on June 6, 2012. My FIRST and LAST images of this rare celestial event- the Venus Transit of June 6, 2012 during my lifetime will happen again in the year 2117 when Im long gone from Planet Earth!
Date6/5/12 7:15 pm PST
EquipmentMeade ETX 125 Maksutov telescope with Astrozap Baader solar filter. Photographed a-focally and hand held with an iPhone through the eyepiece.
DescriptionI grabbed this photo with my iPhone during the transit and was suprised how much detail I captured. Since the filter removes the color of the Sun, I added the color back in during processing using other transit pictures as a reference. I processed the image using Registax wavelets feature. Some nice granulation features are present.
LocationSault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
Date9:20 p.m. June 5, 2012
EquipmentTelevue85 in Mianfroto tripod, Canon EOS, aluminized mylar filter.
DescriptionTransit of Venus was taken from the side of the Great Northern Highway in the northern part of Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) as the sun was setting behind distant trees on the horizon. (2nd picture)
LocationSault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
Date9:20p.m June5, 2012
EquipmentTelevue85 on Mainfroto mount with Canon EOS
DescriptionTransit of Venus was taken from the side of the Great Northern Highway in the northern part of Sault Ste. Marie (Canada) as the sun was setting behind distant trees on the horizon.
DateJune 6, 2012 - 4.41UT
Equipment6" refractor with Daystar H-alpha filter and a Skynyx 2-2M camera.
DescriptionI tried to catch the refraction of light in Venus' atmosphere between third and fourth contact. Using progressivly longer exposure times I finally cought a glimpse of the effect at 0.4 seconds. At such a long exposure time our own atmosphere blurs the view quite a bit. The refracted light is visible for roughly 30 degrees across the north pole of the planet. Not quite like the view from the Hinode spacecraft - but still!