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    Default Venus Transit

    In case anyone has forgotten in the Mountain or Pacific time zones - The transit of Venus across the sun is in progress... Possibly still visible in the western part of central time zone - as long as sun is still above the horizon.

    Here's a shot from 19:35 Central Iowa. (The dark spots left and below Venus are sun spots.)

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    Brian - I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.

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    nice shot. thanks for posting!

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    Picture was taken by my daughter and I directly with her camera, shooting through a #10 welding filter glass that I use to view into my kiln through the peep hole. I'm surprised it turned out as well as it did.
    Brian - I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.

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    NASA wanted to watch it from Aus. A road worker with a backhoe had other ideas....

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/...cast-in-chaos/
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    I used something like an uncorrected "camera obscura" process so I wasn't looking directly at the sun. Look at the middle bottom instead of the top:
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    Last edited by thatsilverguy; 06-06-2012 at 09:59 AM. Reason: pics or it didnt happen, right?

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    Default Transit of Venus

    My brother-in-law took this picture by holding his iPhone up against the eyepiece of a neighbor's telescope. Pretty neat, eh? (His location was in the San Francisco Bay area.)

    Share your pics of the ToV here!

    (Just noticed there's another thread here. Mods feel free to move this post if so desired.)
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    Needs moved to the barber shop forum.

    I watched it too. It was neat! Won't happen again until 2117.
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    Turned out the guy with the backhoe was innocent (for once) and the shot came from the grassy knoll of the school IT dept...

    Can't find the link, I think it was on the ABC website, but the backhoe story is so common that even Telstra assumed it was the case and took the blame.

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    NASA wanted to watch it from Aus. A road worker with a backhoe had other ideas....

    http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/...cast-in-chaos/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsilverguy View Post
    I used something like an uncorrected "camera obscura" process so I wasn't looking directly at the sun. Look at the middle bottom instead of the top:
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    Cool!
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