PhotographerEric and Josephine Africa
Location of photoRancho Hidalgo, New Mexico
Date/Time of photoJune 5, 2012, 7:18PM MDT
EquipmentMain image: Canon Digital Rebel XTi with stock zoom lens at 18mm
Inset: Borg 76ED with 50mm Lunt Solar filter and B1200 blocking filter on AP1200GTO. Imaging Source DMK41 camera.
DescriptionMy wife covered the Venus transit shooting afocally with a small, white-light-filtered telescope. She managed to capture me in this shot while still capturing the transiting Venus through the eyepiece of her telescope. In the meantime, I was gathering data for the image displayed in the inset.