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Title: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: quincy on June 06, 2012, 09:33 AM
This is a picture I took yesterday of the Transit of Venus. The round black dot is Venus, the smaller black marks are Sunspots. The picture was taken 'afocal' (camera lens held to the eyepiece of the telescope) with a 'white light' (aluminized mylar solar filter) on the telescope.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7212/7344031928_e1de4021ac_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: Doc Z on June 06, 2012, 09:44 AM
That's really cool.  I recently found some pictures that the Russians took of the surface of Venus back in the '80s.  I had no idea anybody ever landed a camera on Venus!  Pretty neat picture of the transit, though.  Very clear!


Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: Smeagol on June 06, 2012, 11:37 AM
Nice.  I checked it out briefly through my welding helmet.  :D


Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: Doc Z on June 06, 2012, 12:25 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m57lr65HqS1qzcv7no1_500.jpg)


Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: Doc Z on June 06, 2012, 05:55 PM
NASA did a good job with it, predictably. 

I'm an idiot and can't figure out embed...

http://youtu.be/4Z9rM8ChTjY?hd=1 (http://youtu.be/4Z9rM8ChTjY?hd=1)


Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: haight on June 06, 2012, 06:17 PM
wow NASA did a wonderful job!!


Title: Re: Transit of Venus Picture
Post by: mikenchico on June 08, 2012, 02:01 AM
NASA did a good job with it, predictably. 

I'm an idiot and can't figure out embed...

[url]http://youtu.be/4Z9rM8ChTjY?hd=1[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/4Z9rM8ChTjY?hd=1[/url])


Don't use the "Share" button, that URL won't embed, just copy the URL from your address bar. Took me forever to figure out how NOT to embed the video since I'd seen it done and didn't want to embed it once, tried everything I could think of ... and you did it first time  :D