Venus transit closeup | Mikael Svalgaard

Mikael Svalgaard
Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
June 6, 2012 - 4.31UT
150mm F=900 achromatic refractor with 4x zoom and Daystar H-alpha filter. Skynyx 2-2M camera and Takahashi EM200 mount.
It was a beautiful summer morning in Copenhagen and the local astronomical league had set up many scopes at a beach overlooking the straight between Denmark and Sweden. The low Sun was viewed across the water and I think that this helped reduce air turbulence. There were 500-600 happy people and the mood was almost as during a total solar eclipse. More pics at:
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