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« on: June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM »

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/transit12.html

Venus is going to pass between the Sun and Earth today for the last time until 2117.  Should be visible in NA starting around 3 PM Pacific and going until Sunset. 

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 07:59:16 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

I guess my head might be living in a jar.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 08:17:01 PM »

Well, it's June in Seattle. That means overcast, rain, and 50 degrees. Booo. I wish I could go home and dust off the telescope.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 08:56:29 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 11:40:48 PM »

Just took this picture from the roof of my apt building. An amateur astronomer had set up a telescope and was viewing it with a couple of friends.

That speck on the Sun is Venus.

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 12:25:54 AM »

Well, I saw it through my 5" Dob. Nice round black disk crossing against the sun.
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2012, 12:45:38 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.

Rumpy, you're doing that thing again where someone says something intentionally ridiculous, and you're pointing out how ridiculous what they said was.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2012, 01:09:52 AM »

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 05, 2012, 11:40:48 PM

Just took this picture from the roof of my apt building. An amateur astronomer had set up a telescope and was viewing it with a couple of friends.

That speck on the Sun is Venus.



Oooo! A solar funnel! Did you happen to ask what material that was? The plan I downloaded from the internet called for the material used in rear projection screens but that looks like cloth.

And I got clouded out when trying to view from my house. At 5:30-6 it was clear. Then 6-8pm all clouds.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2012, 01:42:46 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 06, 2012, 12:45:38 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.

Rumpy, you're doing that thing again where someone says something intentionally ridiculous, and you're pointing out how ridiculous what they said was.

Oh, good grief. Can we NOT do this again, please? There's no need to point it out. I know he was jesting. So do me a favour and stop jumping on my back and nitpicking everything I say.
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2012, 04:02:30 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 06, 2012, 01:42:46 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 06, 2012, 12:45:38 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.

Rumpy, you're doing that thing again where someone says something intentionally ridiculous, and you're pointing out how ridiculous what they said was.

Oh, good grief. Can we NOT do this again, please? There's no need to point it out. I know he was jesting. So do me a favour and stop jumping on my back and nitpicking everything I say.

Second time ever.  And the last one was six months ago.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2012, 05:16:47 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 06, 2012, 04:02:30 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 06, 2012, 01:42:46 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 06, 2012, 12:45:38 AM

Quote from: Rumpy on June 05, 2012, 08:35:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2012, 07:57:48 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM

I'm interested in seeing it since it won't happen again while I am alive.

what kind of quitter attitude is that? Tongue

Quite hard to argue against when you consider that this is the last time it happens this century. The next one will happen in approximately 200 years.

Rumpy, you're doing that thing again where someone says something intentionally ridiculous, and you're pointing out how ridiculous what they said was.

Oh, good grief. Can we NOT do this again, please? There's no need to point it out. I know he was jesting. So do me a favour and stop jumping on my back and nitpicking everything I say.

Second time ever.  And the last one was six months ago.

Yeah, and? Do you have anything pertinent to add to thread?
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2012, 10:40:31 AM »

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS IS TURNING US ALL AGAINST EACH OTHER!!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2012, 11:02:20 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on June 06, 2012, 10:40:31 AM

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS IS TURNING US ALL AGAINST EACH OTHER!!!

YOU DON'T GET TO DECIDE THAT!
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2012, 11:48:21 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 06, 2012, 11:02:20 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 06, 2012, 10:40:31 AM

THE TRANSIT OF VENUS IS TURNING US ALL AGAINST EACH OTHER!!!

YOU DON'T GET TO DECIDE THAT!

YOU SHUT YOUR DIRTY MOUTH WHORE!!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2012, 03:48:22 PM »

Well then I went to go see this and it was pretty cool.  Glad it wasn't cloudy out where I live.
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2012, 04:51:25 PM »

I'm confused, which thing happens once every 6 months and which one is every hundred years or so?  ninja
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2012, 05:25:21 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on June 06, 2012, 04:51:25 PM

I'm confused, which thing happens once every 6 months and which one is every hundred years or so?  ninja

2 passes, 8 years apart, every 105 years.  Here's my sunset take on the transit in the plains of NE Colorado:


The Sun Sets on the 2012 Transit of Venus by Fort Photo, on Flickr
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2012, 05:28:19 PM »

That's a great shot!
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2012, 06:05:47 PM »

Yes, awesome shot! What camera and filters did you use to take it?
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »

it obviously wasn't that great since he got a big ol' spec of dust caught on the lens that mars the face of the sun.





( icon_wink just in case-  freakin' cool pic dude  thumbsup)
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2012, 06:32:57 PM »

Thanks guys!

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 06, 2012, 06:05:47 PM

Yes, awesome shot! What camera and filters did you use to take it?

It was bare lens for this one, but earlier in the event I used a mylar-like film solar shield sandwiched in a clear filter in order to protect my sensor from the full sun.  The light in the shared image is so warm thanks to fires near the area and of course sunset.  I shot it on my D300 on a Sigma 100-300 F4 with a 1.4x teleconverter.  I was feeling a bit self-conscious sharing this here as I already posted it on OO, but glad I did.
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2012, 06:34:52 PM »

I am as well - that is a bloody brilliant picture. Mind if I nick it for a wallpaper the next few months?
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 06:38:11 PM »

Dammit. I'm gonna invest in welder's glass for when this happens when I'm 152 years old or whatever.

If I live that long, maybe Diablo IV will have just released. Yeah, right.  Roll Eyes icon_smile
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 06:48:39 PM »

That is a fantastic picture.
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2012, 07:18:04 PM »

Nice video of the transit

http://io9.com/5916183/spectacular-time+lapse-video-of-venus-transit
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 08:21:10 PM »

Yeah, I know I've said it before, Enough, but that picture is really fantastic.
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 09:27:54 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 06, 2012, 06:34:52 PM

I am as well - that is a bloody brilliant picture. Mind if I nick it for a wallpaper the next few months?

Surely, but wouldn't you rather have an HD version?
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2012, 09:32:21 PM »

Quote from: Enough on June 06, 2012, 09:27:54 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 06, 2012, 06:34:52 PM

I am as well - that is a bloody brilliant picture. Mind if I nick it for a wallpaper the next few months?

Surely, but wouldn't you rather have an HD version?

awesome, thanks
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2012, 03:44:42 PM »

Here's an even better extreme close up of Venus in transit:

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This one's pretty good, too:


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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2012, 08:17:42 PM »

Here's another really good video of the transit, using different wavelengths.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/nasa-provides-rare-images-transit-venus-144840865.html
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