Transit of Venus | Shiela Ginn

Shiela Ginn
Location of photo
Roscoe, Illinois, USA
Date/Time of photo
June 5, 2012 5:25PM
Meade Model 395 Refracting Telescope / Canon Rebel T2i camera.
We 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.
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