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Venus Transit
Venus Transit
Venus Transit
Details
Date Taken: 06/05/2012
Photographer: David F.
Location: Dunedin, FL
Telescope: Orion Shorttube 80mm refractor
Mount: EQ mount, with EQ1 motor drive
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi
Processing: Cropping in Photoshop with color correction to compensate for the solar filter
Exposure: 1/45 of a sec at ISO 800
Notes:

Waiting, from 5:30 pm onwards, with almost forlorn hope that the thick clouds that covered the sky would dissipate, at around 10 minutes before 7:00 pm a small separation in the clouds began, suddenly at the location of the Sun in the sky the clouds parted enough to allow time to focus, set the mirror on the camera to lock-up and take 3 photographs before the clouds closed, covering the Sun and threatening to rain for the rest of the evening. Due to the dense cloud cover, this is probably the only photograph of the transit of Venus taken in Florida if not the East coast.


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