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audioaficionado 05-21-2012 07:25 PM

2012-06-5,6 Venus solar transit
 
OK next up on the astronomical photo opportunity agenda:

The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125

This will be visible over the day lit areas of the Earth that aren't obscured with clouds. The Western continental US, Canada and Mexico will see the first half of the transit before sunset. Hawaii and Alaska will get a few more hours.

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

http://www.lunarplanner.com/HCpages/Venus.html

2in10 05-21-2012 09:56 PM

Nice info, got to get that solar filter for sure now.

mmccarthy781 05-21-2012 11:07 PM

Thanks for the info, I love things like this :D

audioaficionado 05-21-2012 11:56 PM

If only I was a rich guy...

http://www.meade.com/product_pages/c...o/coronado.php

GraphicGr8s 05-22-2012 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by audioaficionado (Post 1871202)
OK next up on the astronomical photo opportunity agenda:

The previous pair of transits were in December 1874 and December 1882. After 2012, the next transits of Venus will be in December 2117 and December 2125

This will be visible over the day lit areas of the Earth that aren't obscured with clouds. The Western continental US, Canada and Mexico will see the first half of the transit before sunset. Hawaii and Alaska will get a few more hours.

http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/transit/

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/transit/venus0412.html

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

http://www.lunarplanner.com/HCpages/Venus.html

I plan on seeing this one. On track so far.

audioaficionado 06-05-2012 07:18 PM

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Here's my Bushnell 10x50 binoculars with my DIY Seymour solar filters in place. Hope it's not too cloudy today so I can get some good views of this once in a lifetime event.

Attachment 48681

2in10 06-05-2012 10:58 PM

Got a decent shot of Venus early.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1086.jpg

Audio I hope you have abundant sunshine.

oldpunk78 06-06-2012 12:29 AM

I just remembered and snapped a quick pic:

http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...Untitled-3.jpg

2in10 06-06-2012 12:36 AM

Sweet looking shot, can't get much more here now thanks to clouds. Hope they clear so I can get another shot or two.

CL 06-06-2012 12:38 AM

Dang! Wish I could see it :( Nice pictures- I'm jealous.

2in10 06-06-2012 01:47 AM

The clouds decided to part so I took another shot.

http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/a...e/IMG_1094.jpg

hydrophyte 06-06-2012 02:11 AM

Those pictures are so cool!

theblondskeleton 06-06-2012 02:13 AM

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...nusTransit.jpg

Poor pic, but I was using a telescopic sun filter on a Nikon L120. I'm surprised you can see it at all, haha... This is in Vancouver, WA a few minutes ago.

theblondskeleton 06-06-2012 02:15 AM

*telescopic in the sense that it actually screws into the eyepiece of a telescope. I suppose I ought to clarify.

oldpunk78 06-06-2012 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 1891243)
Those pictures are so cool!

When I first got it into focus, it kinda put the whole universe into perspective for just a few seconds.

We are so small...


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