Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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PhotographerS. Eduardo Gonzalez
Location17.68218 lat -101.64539 long
Date05/06/2012 – 04:52:11 PM
EquipmentCanon eos 50D 12 shades filter
DescriptionMy first solar photo
DateWednesday, June 06, 2012, 10:03:42 AM
EquipmentCanon S2IS, using a welder's glass (no. 14) as the filter. Shutter speed 1/2500 sec, f 8.
DescriptionFixing the camera on a tripod I was shooting pics at 5 sec interval. This is the last pic that shows Venus in a roughly round shape.
EquipmentStar Hoc 90mm refracter caonon EOS 3T
DescriptionJust caught about 10 min of transit Then rains returned. My first try at solar photography
LocationCarson City, NV
DateJune 5, 2012 4:00pm
EquipmentTaken with a Nikon D-5100 attached to a CPC 1100 GPS (XLT) Computerized Telescope with sun filter cap.
DescriptionVenus after start of transit, with sunspots.
LocationRoscoe, Illinois, USA
DateJune 5, 2012 5:25PM
EquipmentMeade Model 395 Refracting Telescope / Canon Rebel T2i camera.
DescriptionWe planned for the event for weeks. We had to dust off the telescope (shameful!). We had to teach ourselves to use the camera attachment (never done it before). Then we PRAYED for good weather. The day of the event was beautiful. We witnessed Contact 1 and Contact 2! Got great photo’s of both! After about 2 hours the clouds set in for about 45 minutes. Then patchy clouds the rest of the night. We only had about 3.5 hours before the sun set for us. What an awesome experience! So glad I got to enjoy it with my family.
EquipmentCelestron C10 10" Newtonian on CG-5, Orion 11.63" ID full aperture glass solar filter, Canon EOS Rebel T3, Baader Planetarium MPCC
DescriptionMy mom and I traveled to Ohio based on a cloudy weather forecast in our home town. I set up right off of I-76, where we saw the event from first contact until sunset.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationGallatin, TN, USA
DateJune 5, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 - 4.8ms Gain: 370 - 397 Length: 1:00 @ 30fps (each frame) Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: Registax 6 Post-processing: ImagesPlus 4.5b; Adobe Photoshop CS5 Capture time: June 5, 2012, 5:05 - 7:13pm Capture conditions: transparency: Above avg 4/5; seeing: Poor 2/5
DescriptionOn June 5, 2012 we packed up our equipment and drove up to Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN where we joined the Cumberland Astronomical Society for their public outreach of the Venus Transit. While there, we captured all the data for this image and shared the views on our computer screen with the folks that streamed in and out. This image shows intervals of Venus in transit from 5:05pm CST until 7:13pm CST. It was a real treat to be a part of this once-in-our-lifetime event since it will not happen again for 105 years.
PhotographerMun Hong Ngai
Date06/06/2012, 3:41 UT
EquipmentNikon D300 + Nikkor 400mm f2.8G VR 1/640 s, f5.6, ISO 200
DescriptionTransit of Venus taken from Singapore at 11:41 am local time (3:41 UT). Special thanks to a reporter who lent me his 400mm lens and a nice guy who let me used his solar filter.
PhotographerRock G. Taber
LocationDahlonega, Georgia USA
DateJune 5, 2012; 20:00hrs EDT
EquipmentOrion 120ST Refractor (f/5, Fl:600mm) on Meade LXD75 mount. Orion Q70 26mm eyepiece with 2X Barlow; Camera: Samsung SGH-T769 integrated camera.
DescriptionThis interesting image of the Venus transit was taken at an astronomy club (North Georgia Astronomers) outreach event on June 5th (20:00hrs EDT) in Dahlonega, GA USA. Taken with my f/5 Orion 120ST refractor and glass Orion filter. Sky was clear until 17:50 then started clouding up. Thereafter, attendees at our event managed to get some tantalizing glimpses thereafter - until sunset. The clouds provided an interesting contrast to the transit itself. Because it was a public event, I did not have my normal DSLR camera in place and just took a quick shot with the cell phone camera.
EquipmentCelestron 6S Nikon D70
DescriptionThe transit of Venus was only barely visble from Spain, only at sunrise.