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Venus on parade

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:53 pm
by balzaccom
I took this photo with my Blackberry through a friend's telescope here in Napa. And with the annular exclipse earlier this year, it's been a good astronomy show in 2012!


the odd blue light on the right is an optical effect...

Re: Venus on parade

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:54 am
by dan
Nice picture--I like all the sunspots too.

I saw the transit of Venus through welder's goggles (same pair I used to see the partial eclipse last month and a total eclipse several years ago). Venus was on the upper right of the Sun. I seen telescope pictures with Venus on the lower left, so I assume the telescope made a 180 degree mirror image.