Photo Gallery:Transit of Venus (June 2012)
Transit of Venus (June 2012)
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DateJune 5, 7:50 PM MDT
Equipment16"Meade stopped to 6" with Samsung Galaxy Note camera
DescriptionAfter being covered by alternating high and low clouds though most of the transit, I was able to get a few shots right at sunset. The trees are about two miles away so their silhouettes worked out well against the setting sun.
PhotographerAmir Sourena Azizi
Date6 June 2012 @ 6:17 AM
EquipmentCanon EOS 550d, EF-S 55-250 telephoto Lens (@250mm), f32, 1/4000s ISO-100,
DescriptionVenus transiting the sun just after sunrise in Tehran. Power transmission towers are far from my observing site.
Date2012/06/06 03:50 U.T.
EquipmentNikon D7000 with ob 300mm
EquipmentCanon 350D, TSAPO65Q
DescriptionTransit of Venus from Gliwice in Poland. It was cloudy but the sun finally shone.
Datejune 6 , 2012
Equipmentcanon eos 50D + 70-200 lens
DateJune 5,2012 8:30pm
EquipmentTV85 refractor, Type 2 glass solar filter(thousand oaks) Canon Rebel EOS T2i, Tripod mount
DescriptionFor the final time after a day of cloud chasing the Venus and the Sun set into a cloud deck about an hour befor sunset for the last time from our location.
Date6am~1pm, June 6, 2012
EquipmentModified EOS7D, FSQ106ED+1.6x, Thousand Oaks Solar Filter. Adobe Photoshop CS5 post process.
DescriptionJust after 2nd contact, it seems appear black drop effect.
LocationCarson City, Nevada at the Jack C Davis Observatory
DateJune 5, 2012 @7:20PM
EquipmentCanon 5D Mark III, Canon 500mm lens w/1.4 extender on a tripod.
DescriptionPhoto shows Venus transit at sunset from the east side of the Sierras
PhotographerEric Escalera / Cristian Valenzuela
LocationBrewarrina, NSW, Australia
DateJune 6, 2012
EquipmentLunt 152mm refractor telescope / camera Nikan D3100
DescriptionChile may be renowned for its clear skies, but the last transit of Venus was not visible from this country. So a group of chilean astronomers decided to travel to Australia to witness it, namely at Brewarrina, a very small town of New South Wales. And it worked well : in this reversed 2-colours sequence, the right pictures show the ingress of the planet, the left ones show the exit of the planet, some six and half hours later, while the middle pictures correspond to the maximum phase, that is when Venus appeared at its closest to the centre of the sun disc. We are very happy that the weather turned good indeed, as this is the only observation of the complete phenomenon from chilean astronomers... (photos: Cristian Valenzuela / Observatorio del Pangue - Chile)
DateJune 5, 2012 approx 4:30 pm MDT
Equipment30 year od Meade LX 8", 20 year old sun filter, 38mm plossl, Fujifilm finepix 700 non-slr digital, hand held, afocal.
DescriptionSorry last one I sent was too large. Trying to show what can be done with old outdated, inexpensive equipment. I cannot see any difference between this photo and those published using much more complicated and expensive equipment and methods, frame stacking etc. No photo processing was done other than scaling the image down to your requirements.