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      06-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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2012 Transit of Venus

Just starting this thread in anticipation of the pictures I will be uploading.

I am using an IR850 and ND0.9 with my 55-200 Nikkor, with live view to provide "composition" help and focus confirmation.


100% crop of my most detailed picture, color-corrected


A few others resized to 800px







Gallery is here if you want more pics of the same. Let me know if I can get you a full crop of any of them.
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I'd love to view and take pictures of the transit of venus. Been getting info on it for almost a month now. Problem is, I got no gear to take photos of it properly nor the location of where I live in London UK now to offers me a nice high/elevated position to view the sunrise.

Plus it's gonna be fucking cloudy......... FML
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Updated the first post to include some pics.
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nice pics! That first one is really cool.
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awesome pics! it really shows you the size of the universe/planets/sun... i mean venus is a fucking planet and it looks like nothing over the sun
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awesome pics! it really shows you the size of the universe/planets/sun... i mean venus is a fucking planet and it looks like nothing over the sun
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We live on a cosmic dust mote. We are insignificant in the extreme. I'm totally amazed we're still habitable.

Great pics, btw.
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Thanks all!

Just wanted to add, liveview really surprised me this time. I was able to see the sun clearly with the IR filter on. I guess that goes to show how much IR the sun actually gives off, since the hotmirror is supposed to eliminate >98% of it. If I didn't stop down so much, I would have been able to take some shots at 1/4000.
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Congratulations on a great shot of the transit. Just as good as the NASA shot from Mauna Kea
Quicktime movie, I said "OOOOOOOH"
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/picko...1top1_best.mov
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Great photos, thanks for sharing !
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Thanks all you guys!
i enjoyed reading this thread! ... brings back memories from my school days...
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