Venus Transit 2012 | Paul Newton

Paul Newton
Location of photo
Auburn, WA
Date/Time of photo
6/5/12 7:15 pm PST
Meade ETX 125 Maksutov telescope with Astrozap Baader solar filter. Photographed a-focally and hand held with an iPhone through the eyepiece.
I grabbed this photo with my iPhone during the transit and was suprised how much detail I captured. Since the filter removes the color of the Sun, I added the color back in during processing using other transit pictures as a reference. I processed the image using Registax wavelets feature. Some nice granulation features are present.
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