voodoo
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Transit Of Venus

Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:20 pm

Was watching GMTV (UK) today and they had a great filtered video of the sun with Venus transiting and all of a sudden an A330 silhouette flashes across.....
Would make a great challenge for anyone to shoot on still in the next few hours! Big grin
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:58 pm

Yeah, I saw the transit, but I didnt see any aircraft so far... too bad  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Transit Of Venus

Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:01 pm

Here in DUB, we saw...the clouds  Sad

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RE: Transit Of Venus

Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:20 pm

Hi all

Like Will, I saw the clouds too.

I even still have my special glasses when we the full eclipse was vivible from the UK a few years ago.

Cheers

Gary
 
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:20 am

Over here we had nothing but sunshine. Too bad I didn't get an aircraft passing in front of the Sun at that time. That would definitely have been my best shot ever  Sad



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digby
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:15 am

Much the same pictures here in Australia, except the "dot", I mean Venus was travelling from the upper right hand side across to the left hand side.




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David.M.
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:38 am

I did try for a picture but the camera wouldnt pick up the dot in the sun even through a filter...

I was using a piece of welding mask lense (it was a square piece of plastic coated to tint the glass with the UV Layer)

What sort of settings are required to pick something like this up? I could see the dot through the view finder of the lense but I couldnt get a picture tried everything...

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TS
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:27 am

Hi guys,

German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung have published an interesting photo on their frontpage today: The sun with the venus and a jet with contrails. Very nice.

I've also found the photo on the web:
http://www.stimme.de/nachrichten/wissenschaft/wissenschaft/269,336580.html
Click on Fotoserie Venus-Transit (pretty high up), it's photo #5.

Thomas
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 5:03 am

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
 
aerobelg
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:13 am

 Wow! supershot TS!!!!
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:25 am

baddirty, surely  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Bernieh
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RE: Transit Of Venus

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:55 pm

Great shots. My sister also took some. She'll get them back next week as they're on slide film.

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