Solar transit of Venus June 5 2012

There was a break in the partly cloudy sky on this day. Using a basic solar filter film, the transit was observed via the piggy-backed 3″ refracting guide scope. The clouds were too intermittent to obtain images, so I requested the images from the Harvard-Smithsonian public robotic telescopes at Observing with NASA. They emailed the images the next day. MSNBC has a good write-up on the event here.

Object: VenusTransit
Date: Tue, Jun 05, 2012
Start Exposure: 03:18:46 PM
Comments: MicroObservatory is run by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Town: Amado
State: AZ
Country: USA
Telescope’s Name: Donald


Camera: Main
Exposure Time: 00.75 sec.
Filter: Grey (ND4)
Focus Value: 2500
Zoom: Out


Right Ascension: 04h 57.8m
Declination: 22 degrees 45 minutes

Altitude: 50 degrees 11.8 minutes
Azimuth: 268 degrees 15.2 minutes

By Steve J Posted in Main

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