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5:06am No sign of Venus here... hang on, that's not the sun is it. Wrong direction!


5:11am The view looking in the right direction. Cloud...


5:22am I see you!


5:27am Although it had moved away from the low cloud, it moved into another band.


5:31am At last, a clear shot.


5:39am Making contact on the way out...


5:42am The kit in action.


5:54am Barely visible still... the sun went behind some thin cloud after this so I didn't catch the exact moment Venus disappeared.

Kit used:

Canon 7D and 600D.

Canon 100-400L and 15-85.

Baader solar film ND5 on the 100-400L.

I also took some video I might sort out later.

Very tiered now. Stayed up to past 1am watching the Nasa feed. Woke up just before 4am... I did plan ahead and took the day off work. Next stop: bed.

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5:06am No sign of Venus here... hang on, that's not the sun is it. Wrong direction! 5:11am The view looking in the right direction. Cloud... 5:22am I see you! 5:27am Although it had moved away from

Lovely images :D

Looks like your clear patch was just a little ahead of ours. We still got it before 3rd contact though.

Glad you had some good luck! Nice pictures to remember it by.


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Nice, glad you got it.

Set my alarm for 4am, total cloud cover and heavy rain at Newcastle. Forecast was for the same so didn't go out. Still misty, wet and total coud cover here.

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very cool photos!! I love the one with the band of cloud through the middle of the sun with venus in the top right. I wish I'd gotten up to try and see it but I dont have a good view of the horizon and the weather was nothing but cloud :(

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Splendid - well done :) I didn't think of taking an ordinary photo of the clouds and view to the NE around sunrise - too sleepy probably - that was a nice idea :) Feeling sleepy now having been up early :D

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