Venus Transit of the Sun
June 5, 2012
|Related Image||Venus Transits the Sun with a Power Pole in the Way|
|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|
|Accessories||Thousand Oaks white light solar film|
|Location||GMARS in Landers, California|
|Date||June 5, 2012 (3:08PM to 7:54PM local time)|
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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