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6th Jun. 2012 :: The Transit of Venus June 2012

The weather looked horrible at 4:45am (sunrise) from Ashdown Forest, South East UK...



Luckily for just a few minutes very close to 5:37am (3rd Contact) the skies cleared just enough to grab a few frames. As usual I realised (once again) that camera lenses are no match for a telescope with it's light gathering power and fine focus ability.

Anyway, I was very happy to have captured the last Venus transit for 105 or so years...






This is how it looked for the Japanese Hinode Solar Optical Telescope.









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  1. Kev

    Awesome effort fella! It's the black drop effect as well. We'll see if your next one in 105 years is up to the same standard....;) Until then time to take shots of other planets transiting other stars, although you might a bigger lens for that...;)

    #1 – 7 June, 2012 at 8:11 am

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