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Daniel Self - Breckland AS

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Daniel Self
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08/06/2012 - 07:27
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I'm a member ofBreckland Astronomical society. At 2:30 am Wednesday morning I drove about 150 miles from rainy Norwich, and made it to a field in Buckinghamshire (near Aylesbury off the A61) at about 5 am and decided to stop and take my chances with the clearing sky. I set up the society's4" Vixen refractor on a tripod with a Canon1000D (modified) at prime focus. Using ISO 100 and full aperture (~f/11) at 1/4000", I took this pictureatjust after half past 5 (I believe),just as a tiny gap in the cloud passed over the sun. A great adventure and a lucky success. I hear the Abingdon society (60km to the SW) were clouded out and thecloudwas clearing from this direction.
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Matthew Scott - Stratford on Avon

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Matthew Scott
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07/06/2012 - 23:08
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Short period view of end of transit due to fairly full cloud - captured using Solarscope.
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Santosh Mahato - West Bengal, India

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Santosh Mahato
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07/06/2012 - 23:02
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Venus transitas seen from Binnaguri, West Bengal, India on Wednesday 6th June 2012.This image was taken with a Nokia 5230 camera using a Sky-Watcher Explorer-130 (EQ2) 130mm (5.1") f/900 Newtonian Reflector Telescope and baader solar filter. Santosh Kr Mahato Team Leader SWAN's Binaguri StationAsstt. Manager (EDP)Binaguri Tea EstateWest BengalIndia
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Angus Stevenson at 0436 UT

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Angus Stevenson
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07/06/2012 - 22:57
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Imageswas taken at Lerwick, Shetland (60.1 N, 1.1 W) usingan elderly Celestron C8, Thousand Oaks full aperture filter and a Canon 400D camera on an undriven roughly-aligned mount. Exposure was1/500 s @ ISO 1600.
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Angus Stevenson at 0332 UT

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Angus Stevenson
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07/06/2012 - 22:56
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Images were taken at Lerwick, Shetland (60.1 N, 1.1 W) using an elderly Celestron C8, Thousand Oaks full aperture filter and a Canon 400D camera on an undriven roughly-aligned mount. Exposure was 1/100 s @ ISO 800. The day started out beautifully calm but cloudy just where it wasn't wanted. As the sun became visible so did the wind rise - c'est la vie! - and the cloud continued to track the sun's path.
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John O'Neill at 2223 UT

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John O'Neill
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07/06/2012 - 22:51
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After a long drive (to escape rain and cloud) from the Boston area to Lake Champlain, Vermont arrived just in time (5 minutes) to set up the 70mm refractor (TeleVue Pronto).There was a large clear area of sky to the north-west. Swapped between visual observing at 69x and imaging with a DSLR. This image taken at ISO 400 and 1/250 second. The time was 2012 June 5 at 22:22:49 UT. This was about a minute and a half after theoretical time of 2nd contact.
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Marc Charron - 0522 BST

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Marc Charron
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07/06/2012 - 13:59
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This image was taken at Gallows Down, Berkshire at 05:22 BST, when, luckily,the sun came out for a minute or so.I took it with a NikonD5000 ataneffective focal length of 540mm,usinga 135mm lens (f2.8)with two stacked 2x teleconverters.
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Martin Ratcliffe - Projection

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Martin Ratcliffe
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07/06/2012 - 09:18
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I was blessed with perfectly clear skies here in Wichita KS. Four telescopes were in use, a C-14 with 3 solar filter, a 4 Televue, a small 80mm spotting scope, and the most interesting one, a 4 Cook refractor built in the 1880s, used to project the Suns image.I observed the transit directly with the C-14 until midway between first and second contact, then took some images. I went back to visual viewing, watching carefully for any unusual phenomenon around 2nd contact, and saw a pair of pincer-like extensions leading away from the solar limb along the curve of the Venusian disk. They were extremely fine, very short, and I wanted to confirm with photography. To confirm that I was not seeing things, I re-attached the Canon 60D camera and began video recording through and beyond second contact but visually at least this appears to confirm what Jay Pasachoff observed in 2004. This video is still being analyzed.
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Martin Ratcliffe - 2

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Martin Ratcliffe
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07/06/2012 - 09:17
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I was blessed with perfectly clear skies here in Wichita KS. Four telescopes were in use, a C-14 with 3 solar filter, a 4 Televue, a small 80mm spotting scope, and the most interesting one, a 4 Cook refractor built in the 1880s, used to project the Suns image.I observed the transit directly with the C-14 until midway between first and second contact, then took some images. I went back to visual viewing, watching carefully for any unusual phenomenon around 2nd contact, and saw a pair of pincer-like extensions leading away from the solar limb along the curve of the Venusian disk. They were extremely fine, very short, and I wanted to confirm with photography. To confirm that I was not seeing things, I re-attached the Canon 60D camera and began video recording through and beyond second contact but visually at least this appears to confirm what Jay Pasachoff observed in 2004. This video is still being analyzed.
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Martin Ratcliffe - 1

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Martin Ratcliffe
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07/06/2012 - 09:17
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I was blessed with perfectly clear skies here in Wichita KS. Four telescopes were in use, a C-14 with 3 solar filter, a 4 Televue, a small 80mm spotting scope, and the most interesting one, a 4 Cook refractor built in the 1880s, used to project the Suns image.I observed the transit directly with the C-14 until midway between first and second contact, then took some images. I went back to visual viewing, watching carefully for any unusual phenomenon around 2nd contact, and saw a pair of pincer-like extensions leading away from the solar limb along the curve of the Venusian disk. They were extremely fine, very short, and I wanted to confirm with photography. To confirm that I was not seeing things, I re-attached the Canon 60D camera and began video recording through and beyond second contact but visually at least this appears to confirm what Jay Pasachoff observed in 2004. This video is still being analyzed.
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