2012 Venus Transit

 

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Object:
Venus transiting the Sun. 
Coordinates:

Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:

Guide Camera:

Imaging Camera:
Canon 50D
Filters/Exposures:
Kindrick Solar Filter.  Single 1/20-second exposure @ ISO 200
Shooting Location:
Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF) in Warrenton, VA
Date/Time:
05 June 2012 @ 22:40 UTC
Comments:
The sky was mostly overcast and for a while it appeared we might miss seeing any part of the tranist.  Then, about a half-hour into the transit, the Sun broke through a slight clearing allowing several cloudy looking images to be taken, including this one.  This slight clearing lasted just a few minutes, but later a much larger clearing appeared and many good (cloud-free) exposures were taken.