Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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Locationkish island , hormozgan,Iran
Equipmentcanon eos 40D with 70-200 canon l lenses on tripod
Descriptionthe transit of venus above persian gulf
LocationSaronno (Varese), Italy
EquipmentMaksutov-Cassegrain 20 cm - f/6 - Canon EOS 400D
DescriptionStart of transit the sky is cloudy for 30 minutes, then Sun and Venus were visible until the end of transit.
PhotographerKevin Scott Koepke
DateJune 5, 2012; 7:30 p.m.
EquipmentSony A230 with a Ronkinon 70-200 lens @ 1/4000 sec f/16
DescriptionI took my daughter with me to the shore of Newark Bay and hoped for a break in the clouds; at 7:30 the sun broke the clouds, giving me enough time to get some shots through. It was the only time the sun appeared; we were fortunate to capture this once in a lifetime event despite the overcast skies...
EquipmentCelestron 127mm 20mm Eyepiece Baader Filter Iphone 4 Camera
DescriptionI was able to see the visual effects "black drop", its simply beautiful
LocationLake Ontario, NY
Equipment80MM apochromatic refractor, 3X Tele Vue barlow, Canon DSLR on a goto equitorial mount
DescriptionSince mostly cloudy conditions were predicted at my observatory at home in Maine, NY, my friends Lee, Jim and I made a mad dash 200 miles north to the southern shore of Lake Ontario where we found perfectly blue skies overlooking a beautiful marina. Ingress images taken with a 300 MM telephoto lens, center image using a 80MM f/6 apochromatic refractor, both using Baader solar filters and a Canon DSLR.
Date6-5-12 approx 6:00 PM
EquipmentCoronado PST Telescope Celestron NexImage 5 w/2X barlow Orion Sirius Mount
DescriptionWhile I was imaging the Venus transit, a plane flew through the FOV. I got 28 frames of the plane, here is one of the frames, processed to the best of my ability.
DateJune 5th 8:09
EquipmentCanon 7D, Nikon compatable Spiratone 1:8 f=500mm lens, 2x convertor, ND filter, Solar film, tripod and remote switch. The photo was taken at ISO 250 at 1/500 second.
DescriptionAs the sun was setting I sought out a location without trees to see the last of the sunset. As the sun set lower and lower behind some thin bands of clouds, the colors intensified with deep oranges, maroons,with the shadow of Venus became a red dot rather than the black silhouette on sun.
DateJune 6, 2012 0031UT
EquipmentCamera Canon PowerShot A720IS Photo taken using afocal method. Scope was an Orion 100mm f/6 achromatic refractor on a home made alt/az mount. Filter used was Baader white light. Eyepiece used was Pentax 14mmXL
DescriptionVenus shares the limelight with sun spots as it crosses the face of the sun.
EquipmentCanon sx30 camera held behind eyepiece looking into 11x70 binoculars with homemade solar filter.
PhotographerDavid Michael Carter
LocationLeague City, TX
DateJune 5, 2012 - 8:10 PM
EquipmentCanon 550D (handheld) and Canon 55-250mm (at 250mm) Shot Settings: Manual Exposure, ISO 100, F/20, 1/4000" Tweaked with DPP
DescriptionThe June 5, 2012 transit of Venus, just minutes before sunset.