Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
Venus Transit of the Sun
June 5, 2012
Venus crosses the face of the sun on June 5, 2012. Photo taken at GMARS with a Canon 60Da and Takahashi FSQ-106EDX-III. Click the image for a larger version.
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Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III at f/5.0
Mount Astro-Physics Mach1-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera Canon EOS 60Da
Exposure 1/8000th second at ISO 400
Calibration 0 darks | 0 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 88°F
Accessories Thousand Oaks white light solar film
Location GMARS in Landers, California
Date June 5, 2012 (3:08PM to 7:54PM local time)
Notes Processing: Image acquisition with Canon EOS Utility. Sharpen, crop, resize, coloration, collage presentation and JPG compression in Photoshop.

Images were taken once every minute for the duration of the transit. The composite above reresents Venus's position every 40 minutes from the start of the transit until the sun got too low to get any further decent images (until the Sun was only a few degrees above the horizon).

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