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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby FXM » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Our group had setup under mostly cloudy skies and we had some very small breaks in the clouds. I was able to see the 2004 transit of Venus and feel very lucky to have viewed both.
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby bystander » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby andrewsteele » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Transit of Venus 2012 from Oxford, UK
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Our first glimpse of the Transit from Oxford; the clouds parted just before third contact.
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby owbaughman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:42 pm

I did not have the optics required to take stunning shots of the transit yesterday. I had a great time viewing it through binoculars, and enjoying the crisp, clear afternoon in Reno, NV.

However, the view of the transit as seen from my kitchen was unlike any I've seen yet on this forum.

Cheers,

-Owen Baughman
Reno, NV

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby trdsupragt » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:55 pm

Mine isn't anything special compared to the others around here. I don't have a telescope, nor a fancy dSLR. I just used a pair of eclipse glasses, a Canon point and shoot, along with a 37mm 4x lens that I held in front of the camera to take this photo.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/ ... _00082.jpg
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Postby Paul Haese » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:17 pm

Venus Transit in Hydrogen Alpha light. 6 June 2012

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby grahamphotography » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:20 pm

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This was taken through an overexposed radiograph, to filter the sun. This softened the image. Two exposures combined, one for the sun and then one for the windmill/sky.

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby whkinney » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:36 am

Taken in Hinsdale, Illinois:

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Lawrence Mok » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:48 am

Egress (no black drop effect observed):

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Taken with 4" Maksutov-Cassegrain scope at Hong Kong
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Lawrence Mok » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:49 am

Another picture showing Sun Spots and the Venus

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Lawrence Mok » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:12 am

All of the venus transit (Hong Kong) pictures I can share and their original size version can be downloaded from here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150835411571680.398048.571771679&type=3&l=b91cbd5b50

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby IanP » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:34 am

owbaughman wrote:I did not have the optics required to take stunning shots of the transit yesterday. I had a great time viewing it through binoculars, and enjoying the crisp, clear afternoon in Reno, NV.

However, the view of the transit as seen from my kitchen was unlike any I've seen yet on this forum.

Cheers,

-Owen Baughman
Reno, NV

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Mate, that is the best set of shots so far, well, maybe except for NASA's, but they have the best equipment, don't they?
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Mila » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:13 am

Transit of Venus photographed in San Francisco
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby keerthi kiran » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:57 am

Clouds played a spoil sport at Bangalore, India. But lot of people waited in long queues for the clouds to clear.
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Venus and sun spots on the day of ToV...
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No Black drop effect was observed near the 3rd contact...
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Do I see Venus's atmosphere?
The rim of Venus seems to be slightly illuminated to me.. Do others see the same?
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People standing and waiting for their chance to see the transit through the telescope.
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby cosmicwanderer05 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:49 am

Here is an image of the June 6, 2012 Venus Transit taken a few minutes after the transit maximum from Quezon City, Philippines. We did miss the maximum phase because of cloud cover.
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby owlice » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:12 am

Copyright: Mojtaba Moghadasi
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Copyright: Danilo Pivato
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Copyright: P. Tanga and Th. Widemann
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Copyright: Andreas Möller
http://www.high-iso.de/bilder/astro/ven ... reen_flash



Copyright: Jens Hackmann
http://www.astrotreff.de/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=136157
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Copyright: Jared Bowens
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Copyright: Tunç Tezel
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Copyright: Catalin Fus (http://www.catalinfus.ro) and Catalin Beldea (http://www.astrofoto.ro)
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby dire » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:37 am


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Date/Location June 5, 2012 KEASA Observtory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings Canon 600D
Telescope Celestron 11-inch f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
Mount CGE Pro German Equitorial
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Image by James R. Dire (University of Hawaii-Kauai Community College) and Robert Byer (Standford University)
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby dire » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:40 am


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Date/Location June 5, 2012 KEASA Observtory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings Canon 600D
Telescope Celestron 11-inch f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope
Mount CGE Pro German Equitorial
Exposure 1/60 s
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5
Other Sun was low and behind a tree at the time of 3rd contact!
Image by James R. Dire (University of Hawaii-Kauai Community College) and Robert Byer (Standford University)
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby dire » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:43 am


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Date/Location June 5, 2012 KEASA Observtory, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii
Camera and Settings Canon 30D
Telescope Bushnell 4000 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (4 inch f/10)
Mount Built-in folk mounted equitorial on field tripod
Exposure 1/60 s
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS5
Other Third Contact - Black Drop Forming, Third contact not seen on US Mainland!
Image by James R. Dire (University of Hawaii-Kauai Community College) and Bruce Heckman
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby zAmboni » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:59 am

Was overcast, right up until the time of the transit, although I had a bunch of mostly cloud free pics, I kind of like the ones with clouds a bit better.
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Jure Atanackov » Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:31 am

Overcast here for the transit, most unfortunately. But we caught Venus approaching the transit at T-11h24m at 44' from the Sun's limb. The Sun is to the upper right as indicated by the brightness of the planet and the brightness gradient of the field. Both cusps of the slender cresents have merged into a continuous circle. Some variations of surface brightness of the ring are visible, quite possibly detail in the atmosphere. A 25-cm f/6.3 Newtonian (Orion Optics UK SPX250) was used with a Basler Ace ac640-100gm camera and an Astrodon UV filter. The telescope was fitted with a 10-cm off-axis baffle and additional baffling to prevent direct sunlight from entering the focal plane. Image credit: Rok Pucer, Matic Smrekar, Jure Atanackov / ADL.

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Malcolm Townsend » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:38 am

Astronomical Society of South Australia Event
I explored a few improvisational alternatives for getting an image and luckily this glimpse-through-cloud and mirror-image reflection on the Adelaide Festival Centre glass captured the moment for me!

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby Tamas Abraham » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:50 am

Transit of Venus
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More images about the transit: http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/naprend/201 ... 20606.html
A little animation about the outward-moving of Venus: http://www.vadakcsillaga.hu/anim/venustransit.html
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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Postby owlice » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:55 pm

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