British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community Member Pages Chris Dole
Image search

Transit of Venus 2004-06-08.

Image

Expand image

About this observation
Observer
Chris Dole
Time of observation
08/06/2018 - 00:06
Object
Venus Transit.
Observing location
Lambourn, Berkshire. G.B.
Equipment
152mm f8 refractor.
Digital camera with eyepiece projection.
Like This Image
Share

Fourteen years ago today. Perfect weather for this. Probably rarer than the event itself.

Comments

geoflewis's picture

Hi Chris,

What a superb image and a great memory. Unfortunately, astronomy was so far back on the back burner for me  during the '90s and naughties that I didn't even know about this event until I retired in 2012 and learned about the 2nd transit yet to happen. I got up early for that one and sat in the middle of the local recreation ground with a pair of 15x70 binos with home made solar filters, suffering strange looks and the odd comment from early morning joggers and dog walkers. A couple of folks asked me what I was doing and when I said I was waiting for the Sun to rise they looked skyward at the thick cloud cover and shook their heads. Needless to say I saw nothing....

I did get the Mercury transit in 2016, so something to remember there, but that was a tiny dot compared with what you saw with Venus

C'set la vie...

Geof

doley68's picture

I wasn't the regular observer back then that I am now either. I certainly wasn't an astro imager at all, in fact this might be my first astronomical image of any kind. I just held a digital camera up to the eyepiece and hoped for the best. If I remember rightly it had a sensor with a whole 2 megapixels!

Chris.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.