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2012 Transit of Venus

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Observer
Steve Knight
Time of observation
06/06/2012 - 04:30
Object
Venus
Observing location
Burton Dassett Country Park
Equipment
Canon 550D
Opteka 500mm f8 mirror lens
Opteka 2x converter
Exposure
1/800th sec ISO 100 f16
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As it’s the 6th anniversary I thought I’d post this. Weather prospect not great but last opportunity until 2117 so I got up early and drove to the top of a hill.  Completely cloudy but shortly after dawn I had glimpses of sun through clouds. No solar filter used here, the risk was to my camera not my eyes, used LCD screen to set up picture.

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