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Venus Transit 2012, A Few Photos Taken From The Backyard.


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Just a few photos I got this morning. Shot with my old Konica Minolta Dynax 5D and 100-400mm lens and Baader AstroSolar Safety Film.

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More info on my blog: http://tractionman.b...ansit-2012.html

Such a nice morning this was.

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Just a few photos I got this morning. Shot with my old Konica Minolta Dynax 5D and 100-400mm lens.

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_01.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_02.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_03.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_04.jpg

More info on my blog: http://tractionman.b...ansit-2012.html

Such a nice morning this was.

Glad you saw it :cheesy: , missed it due to cloud cover :sad:

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Great pics! I was going to get up this morning, but knew there would be cloud so didn't bother; shame tho as the only way I will get to see the next one is if I cryogenically freeze myself for 105 years!! I was also watching the live NASA feeds, amazing to watch such a small planet drift across the face of our sun!! :-o

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Good for you, well done. I watched the NASA thing till daft o'clock and set the alarm...Mist and cloud followed here in Humberside, I knew that it would, what a shame...

Same as me up here :(

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Great Images, I agree, the cloud has enhanced your picture's, I got up at 4:30am just by chance the weather forecast was wrong and some big hole in the clouds has appeared over my house, instead wall to wall cloud, Ah well, wishful thinking.

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It ws solid grey cloud here with added rain, i didn't bother watching any streaming pics as it isn't the same as seeing with your own eyes. Suppose it is always the same in Britain, any celestial event and the wind from satans bottom blows clouds in our direction. :(

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Thank you all for the kind words. I wish that you all had the opportunity to see the event, but there's not much that can be done about the weather. When I got up at about 4.00am (local time) it didn't look too promising though. Clouds all over the place. But I made some coffee and picked up my stuff and went outside anyway. About twenty minutes later the sun started to appear through the clouds. It actually looked really nice through the binos when the clouds swept past the sun. After a while it cleared up a bit more and I decided to try to take some photos. All in all I got about 40 minutes before the clouds came back and closed the show. This was the first time I looked at the sun ever and I have to say it was amazing! Not only the transit, I was just about equally amazed that it was possible to see sun spots with a pair of cheap 10x50 binoculars. I only regret that I didn't make a solar filter and light shroud for my scope though. Nevertheless, it was so worth it getting up early to see this. I'm a happy astro noob! :grin:

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Just a few photos I got this morning. Shot with my old Konica Minolta Dynax 5D and 100-400mm lens and Baader AstroSolar Safety Film.

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_01.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_02.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_03.jpg

http://i19.photobuck...nsit2012_04.jpg

More info on my blog: http://tractionman.b...ansit-2012.html

Such a nice morning this was.

Nice one sir and thanks for posting these.

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lovely photos - the cloud patches sum up most people's experiences!

Patches......

PATCHES..........

Huh! I would have given my third eye to have just had a PATCH of cloud. :lol:

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