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Original file size786 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date modified5-Jun-12 22:49
Venus Transit - Second Contact

Venus Transit - Second Contact

Optics: Borg 45EDII
Mount: Velbon Sherpa Pro FHD-52Q Tripod
Camera: Canon 50D, Hap Griffen modified
Filters: JMB Solar Filter (Class B)
Exposure: 1/500 second exposures at ISO 200
Accessories: Televue 2.5x Powermate
Location: Rural, AB between Drumheller and Hanna
Date: June 5, 2012
Notes: Aquired with Maxim DL, post processed and cropped in PS, Noise Ninja used to enhance contrast

TRANSIT OF VENUS: No one reading this will still be alive the next time Venus crosses the sun in Dec. 2117. That makes today special. On June 5th at 3:09 pm PDT, the second planet begins its historic 7-hour transit of the solar disk.