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Transit of Venus today

 
Old 06-05-2012, 01:31 PM
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This should be an AWESOME photo op. If you have a good scope, you can view the transit using either a piece of white cardboard or an appropriate solar filter on your scope. I'll be using my filter with the t-adapter to snap some pics. The transit starts at about 5pm CDT and should finish around 7pm CDT.
Happy viewing! Let's see your pics!!!
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I only have a camera with an 18-135, so not a lot of zoominess. Here's one of mine:

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Here are a few of mine. I took these at about 7-minute intervals (on average...the longest interval was 15 minutes) with my Olympus e-420 and Meade ETX-60 scope WITH SOLAR FILTER!!!!! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS WITHOUT A SOLAR FILTER!!!! YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY BLINDED!!!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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One more shot taken through the scope and filter. The black parts are tree silhouettes
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Cloud bank that moved in during the event. (Not filtered)
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Sun pictures taken through filter with Sun behind cloud bank. In one of these pics (the top one), you can actually see Venus crossing. I thought these filtered images with the cloud bank were kind of eerie and worth posting.
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BTW...I was wrong about the ending time. I said 7pm. That was just for those of us watching it in my time zone. The entire event supposedly took about 6 hours from start to finish.

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great shots! I haven't been on here in awhile. I got a decent shot showing some sunspots too, it was used on space.com

It's in the collection on this link below: (or check out my facebook page: facebook.com/GregDieselPhotography)

http://www.space.com/16022-2012-venu...ywatchers.html
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