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Post by Seantos » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:17 pm

Venus Transit Sunset
H-A Venus Transit

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Post by Raymond.Tse » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:23 pm

Dear all,

I captured the Venus Transit on June 6th 2012 in Ha narrowband telescope after the maximum transit but before 3rd contact, when a high flying bird (believed to be an eagle) was also captured flying across the Sun's disc. The dual transit was interesting.

Instead of the very popular false-colour painting (due to use of B/W cameras by many people), I choose a different path by using the colour version camera to show the more-close to-reality red colour of Ha as perceived by the human eye. The red tone colour is what you would usually see through the eyepiece when you look at a Ha telescope.

This image was taken by Lunt 152T/Ha and PointGrey 3.2M CMOS colour camera.

Copyright : Raymond Tse,Hong Kong 2012.

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Re: Gallery: Venus Transit 2012

Post by protonchain » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:25 pm

These are my Venus transit shots:

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Taken at the Torrey Pines Glider port in La Jolla, California.

Shots range from 3 in the afternoon until sunset at 8.

Shot with a Canon Rebel XSi and a Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC at 130mm, 1/15s, f/5.6, ISO 100 (for the background), with a 3-stop ND filter, 6-stop ND-filter, and a 1.5 stop circular polarizer stacked together.

The background by itself:

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Copyright Harish Khandrika June 05 2012
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Post by Petr Horalek » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:39 pm

RJN wrote:Other Venus Transit Galleries:

Bad Astronomy: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... s-gallery/

Universe Today: http://www.universetoday.com/95678/amaz ... the-world/

Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com/gallery/

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/ ... z9#photo=1

Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... -2117.html

Discovery News: http://news.discovery.com/space/ss-tran ... 20606.html

There are surely many others -- please post links to them here!

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Czech astronomical society: http://www.astro.cz/clanek/5203

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Post by owlice » Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:05 pm

Copyright: Paul Klauninger
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Copyright: Patrick Cullis



Copyright: Guillermo Abramson
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Copyright: Amirreza Kamkar
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Venus Transit Sunset Sequnce

Post by abem » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Greetings,

Here is a sunset sequence of Venus transit images. I was attempting to get a juxtaposition of the Wisconsin Capitol building and the sun. That didn't quite work out but I ended up watching the sun set in front of a church, which was perhaps fitting since during the transit I found myself pondering the scale of the Earth in relation to the Sun and stars. I kept thinking: Ok, Venus is almost the exact same size as Earth so it would take me an entire day to fly across that tiny dot superimposed upon the sun and that is what a medium sized star is. Even when you're literally staring directly at it, it's still difficult to comprehend. However, I admit that somehow, seeing in person made it seem more real.

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For a full sunset transit sequence and for high resolution versions, see the link below:
http://www.abe-n-doren.com/private/venus-transit-2012/

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Post by bystander » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:20 pm

SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Credit: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center / SDO
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun's atmosphere, magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth's atmospheric chemistry and climate. SDO provides images with resolution 8 times better than high-definition television and returns more than a terabyte of data each day.

On June 5 2012, SDO collected images of the rarest predictable solar event--the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117.

The videos and images displayed here are constructed from several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light and a portion of the visible spectrum. The red colored sun is the 304 angstrom ultraviolet, the golden colored sun is 171 angstrom, the magenta sun is 1700 angstrom, and the orange sun is filtered visible light. 304 and 171 show the atmosphere of the sun, which does not appear in the visible part of the spectrum.
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Post by tonesw » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:22 pm

From a parking lot at work in Pleasanton.

Copyright: Tony Woodward Canon EOS 30D, ISO 320, 1/80s, f/13, through a filter cut out of a pair of eclipse glasses, attached with masking tape.

Why did they schedule this on a workday? ;)
Just as the event got underway, I was pressed to go into the lab to do some tricky soldering for a trade show deadline, and all I could think about was getting outside to see the spectacle. After about an hour, I looked outside to see that the guy that asked me to do the soldering was outside enjoying the show! I was kinda pissed off, then joined in. Soon we had several people in the parking lot, including my boss, all of whom were passing around the eclipse glasses and various dark filters. My telephoto was the best thing we had, as there was at least a little magnification. I had my small telescope in the car, but not enough time to set it up.
The link to the full size image is:
https://picasaweb.google.com/1002296994 ... 6871764642
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Post by Florian Kainz » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:00 am

Transit of Venus and Seagull at Sunset
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Transit of Venus and Seagull by fksr, on Flickr

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Copyright: Billy Mallery
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Copyright: Sang Kyun, Lim
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Post by bmallery » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:44 am

owlice wrote:Copyright: Billy Mallery

After shooting the Venus transit all afternoon, I decided to drive to the top of the canyon for the final moment at sunset, and try to find something on the horizon to get "in" the sun. Low and behold I found a lone palm tree, perfect for capturing the experience from Los Angeles, CA.



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Post by zema88 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:11 pm

Transit from Madonna degli Alpini, Cn, Italy.
Copyright: Roberto BARCELLONA & Paolo DEMARIA.
Ass. Astrofili Bisalta.

Canon Eos 450D on Takahashi Tsa 102.

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Post by owlice » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:21 pm

Copyright: Hojjat Zafarkhah
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Copyright: Gene Hunter
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Post by Analog6 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:16 am

and here is how I captured it.

I planned only to watch this as I didn't have a camera to photograph it (so I was thinking) due to a communication problem with my big digital outfit. Then I had a brainwave.

I was looking at the eclipse glasses I have (from the 1999 Western Australian annular eclipse - I tested them beforehand to make sure there were no holes by projecting the sun through on to a sheet of white paper) and had the sudden inspiration that they might be big enough to cover the camera lens of my baby camera. So with some fiddling and argy bargy, I have done it!

Below is my highly technical setup - note the rubber bands from the bunches of asparagus we had for breakfast on Sunday. When the lens is zoomed out - it's not in this shot because the battery was on the charger - the glasses sit flush against the lens.

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Post by Guest » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:42 pm

Sunset of Venus in transit over the extinct volcanoes of the Rio Grande Rift, in Albuquerque, USA. Canon T1i, Tamron 18-270, unfiltered, handheld.
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Post by jstratigos » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:46 am

Taken with Canon 40D and Canon 200mm 2.8 telephoto with 2x extender. One shot out of over a hundred during observing event for neighbors at our home near Sylva, NC.

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Venus and jet
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Post by pcully » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:07 am

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Click to play embedded YouTube video.
And a video I put together from 4,000 photos of the Transit of Venus from the beginning of Ingress through Sunset over the Rocky Mountains. An airplane also is captured in HD video transiting the solar disc along with our sister planet.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
Expanded view of video capturing an airplane crossing the face of the Sun during the 2012 Transit of Venus.
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Post by roycanas13 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:34 am

Hi, I'd like to share this picture I took of Venus Transit using projection with a "solar funnel". This picture was taken at San José de los Cabos, Baja California, México. Hope you like it!

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