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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:41 pm

Pic taken maybe 10 minutes ago in my back yard.

If you can see the Sun right now... treat it like an eclipse from a viewing perspective (welding goggles, etc.)... But see it! Next time this happens is 117 years from now.


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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:16 pm

Thats amazing. shame i didnt see it! i dont think ill be around to see the next one, but im down in Australia so i dont know if i would have been able to see it anyway?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:17 pm

Cosmic Muffin wrote:Thats amazing. shame i didnt see it! i dont think ill be around to see the next one, but im down in Australia so i dont know if i would have been able to see it anyway?


Actually, Australia was one of the best places to see it. In fact, get your arse outside. It should still be quite visible there (maybe? dunno...it's almost over)!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:13 am

I couldn't see it down here in NZ as I didn't have the correct filters. I had a pair of polarizing filters that I used to reduce the light coming from the sun but since they're not safe to use for long periods, I couldn't see Venus from just quickly glimpsing at the sun with the naked eye (no way was I going to risk using binoculars without the correct filters).

I appreciate the history of such an occasion but I'm not one to get caught up in the media hype of it all when I don't even have a telescope (or a camera with enough zoom). Hopefully it introduced some new people, young and old, to astronomy.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:17 am

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Unread postAuthor: CooperJS » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:59 am

we saw it today at school and it was pretty visible haha
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:56 am

Absolutely beautiful...
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Unread postAuthor: 8tonsemi » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:36 am

Wow! what type of camera did you use to get the picture to look so nice.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:12 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUsCYoiMfHU&feature=g-u-u[/youtube]

There's a video of how a guy filmed it.
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:28 am

We had really heavy cloud cover today so I didn't get to see it :(
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Unread postAuthor: mattyzip77 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:49 pm

I missed it too, Didnt even know it was happening. Wisk I could have seen it. Did anyone record it??

EDIT just seen the one above, thank you!
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:15 pm

8tonsemi wrote:Wow! what type of camera did you use to get the picture to look so nice.

If you're talking to me....
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:19 pm

If you've got any more astronomy photos you would like to share, just chuck 'em in this thread or make a new own that other members can also post their photos in.

I for one would love to see photos of some deep-space objects taken with that setup :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: mr.potatohead » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:44 pm

this also sows how cold venus actully is lol
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:09 pm

mr.potatohead wrote:this also sows how cold venus actully is lol


When the background is a star it isn't exactly going to look hot or bright is it?
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