Old 05-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Well - it's that time of the century again -

Planet Venus will make a "transit of the sun" on June 5th and 6th, a journey expected to take 7 hours. Here's an article on the event, complete with a series of 50 photos. Looks like they even have a few JetPhotos.net PC contenders, lol.

Best of luck on this one!

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/...ing-sky-sight/

http://www.space.com/14714-venus-tra...er-photos.html

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:47 AM   #2
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anyone have a clue how to photograph this with ordinary equipment? I was thinking 2 NDFs, a teleconverter, f44?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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And how will Richard Scott Marsh manage to get it behind a train?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #4
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LOL I may try, Needed more lens to try
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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And how will Richard Scott Marsh manage to get it behind a train?
This and many more questions will be answered in the next episode of "SOAP"!

The good news, is anyone making the attempt will have approximately 7 hours to do so.

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This and many more questions will be answered in the next episode of "SOAP"!

The good news, is anyone making the attempt will have approximately 7 hours to do so.

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more than enough time to go blind in BOTH eyes!
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Wait, I thought you were talking about Venus Flytrap....... from WKRP
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As a welder I have a few lenses I can loan out...
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Reminder - it's THIS Tuesday.

But, wait, there's more - a partial lunar eclipse will take place Monday night /Tuesday morning.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47666636.../#.T8wAuMX4KcA

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did this with a free pair of solar glasses ($2.99 retail). Feel free to photoshop it into a train picture if you want.


Transit of Venus by jandrfox, on Flickr
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So this is what people were getting all worked up about? A tiny black spot in the sun?
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So this is what people were getting all worked up about? A tiny black spot in the sun?
Yea, To cloudy to try for me.
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Transit of Venus by jandrfox, on Flickr
It'll be rejected for the dust spot on the sun
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I suggest this version.

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I suggest this version.
They sell orange Ritz Crackers now?
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Only for transits of Uranus.
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Only for transits of Uranus.
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