Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.

sgl_imaging_challenge_banner_dslr_mirrorlesss_winners.thumb.jpg.9deb4a8db27e7485a7bb99d98667c94e.jpg

Starman

Transit of Venus from Spitsbergen

Recommended Posts

I was in Svalbard for the transit of Venus, filming with the Sky at Night team on the island of Spitsbergen. We had a few cloud issues at the start of the event but there were plenty of holes during and clear skies at the end of the transit. Here's a full white light disc...

2012-06-06_04-54-53_Transit-of-Venus-white-light.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stunning Pete,

I see from your UT time it was 02:40 or thereabouts. Were you far enough north that the sun never set?

Tom.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Tom - that was the plan. I was at 78 degrees north and the Sun was, somewhat disturbingly, above the horizon the entire time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that's a beauty, lots of detail showing. I must get a green filter!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete - Very nice white light photo of the Transit. Did you have any problems carrying your Vixen to Spitsbergen? I bet this was a trial run for 'The Sky at Night' team for the total eclipse on the 20th March 2015 ;)

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent capture Pete, much better than the view i got from Lancashire. I got a real good look at clouds and then more clouds :mad:

I look forward to watching the next programe.

Regards

Ben :icon_salut:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stunning image. Was unable to view it personally, so I really appreciate images like this... fantastic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Hughsie
      I first came across the term ‘Solargraphy’ on this forum and was directed to website dedicated to the art of Solargraphy.
      This is a basic photographic method of recording the path of the Sun as the year progresses. This image commenced on 22 June 2019, the day after the Summer Solstice when the Sun was at its highest altitude in the noon day sky and finished on 22 December 2019, the Winter Solstice when the Sun is at its lowest point at noon. The silhouette of the neighbouring properties can also be made out in the picture.
      Using a basic pinhole camera I was able to record every clear day the track of the Sun across the southern sky, each day  the Sun’s altitude was getting slightly lower.
      Whilst the camera is basic, the main challenge is to avoid water damage and as you can see from the image some rain has managed to find its way inside. However, the pinhole camera is cheap to make with the following purchases made via Amazon;
      100 cable ties £5.49
      20 35mm plastic film canisters £8.88
      100 sheets of Ilford Multigrade 4 glossy photographic paper £25.98
      The remaining items were already in the house (drill bit, tinfoil, electrical and duct tape).
      Given the potential for disaster I made two pinhole camera’s and one of them provided this image, the other was washed out due to rain water getting in. Making more than one camera certainly improves the chances of success. The camera's themselves were attached with cable ties to the down pipe of the guttering and facing South.
      Anyone wishing to learn more about Solargraphy and how to construct the pinhole camera should check out Tarja Trygg's website http://www.solargraphy.com/index.php .

    • By alanjgreen
      Just bagged 10 minutes between the clouds and got to see the Mercury shadow transit!
      Its so long since I used the Lunt that I took a few seconds to get back into the groove of tuning the double stack and letting some air into the tuner as it was flat.
      Not much else on the disc - 3 x sets of proms, 3 tiny filaments, saw one small bright flux patch briefly.
      But the Mercury shadow was nice and clear and a decent sized patch too.
      Just got back inside before it started spotting with rain! Fingers crossed for another clear patch later ...
      Alan
    • By ian61
      We are hoping to observe the transit in school (Don’t panic - we have done several transits and partial eclipses in the past so we are fine on the safety aspects - thanks). However does anyone know how I can get hold of some links to use in advance of the day that we can use to put some professional feeds up on the large screen tellies we have linked up to the computer systems these days – I am told that links on YouTube are the easiest to handle on the slightly clunky system we have to control them.
      My question comes from reminiscing with colleges that my daughter and I had stayed up to watch first contact of the last transit of Venus live from Hawaii before swapping to Mt Wilson. (We were also up before dawn on top of the local hill fort as the sun rose having lugged an old 4” reflector up there.) Of course at the time we were just browsing through the internet not taking good note of sites we were on.
    • By jambouk
      We are running a session at my local society on transits and occultations. One station will focus on exoplanet transits, and we'd like to build a very simple model to demonstrate this. We have a star (light source) and an orbiting "planet" but I need to work out how to detect the changes in light intensity and display this on a laptop, like a classical transit photometry trace below (taken from https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/tess/primary-science.html).
      Is there a way to take a feed from a DSLR through the USB output to do this, else I could get an adapter for my ZWO and put an EOS lens on the front of that. I really do want a light intensity vs time trace in real time on the laptop. This model will be run in a darkened room.
      Thanks for any comments.
      James
       

    • By Halil
      Hi All,
      I took this picture by coincidence while trying to take photo of a single cloud on the sky.
      Is this Venus?
      Thanks.
       

       
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.