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Venus Transit

Uploaded by: DHaupt

Tuesday June 5, 2012

Livermore, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Venus Transit of the Sun at 6:27 PDT, Livermore, CA, 6/05/2012.

Manufacturer: NIKON

Model: COOLPIX S9100

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: QuickTime 7.6.6

Exposure Time: 1/400 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 160

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 2.00

Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.70 EV (f/3.6)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 4.5 mm

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 576

PixelYDimension: 432

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 25

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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4. Willow13
1:07 PM GMT on June 06, 2012
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3. goodsign
9:57 AM GMT on June 06, 2012
Awesome shot. Next time you may be taking a picture from Venus of Mercury traversing the sun at age 135.
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2. EndlessHorizon
8:27 AM GMT on June 06, 2012
This method worked just fine. I actually like the darkened area, it adds some visual interest. What a thrill! Nice shot.

You take better pictures of the next transit, I'll give you a better review ;^)
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1. DHaupt
7:54 AM GMT on June 06, 2012
I shot this photo about 6:27 PDT from my front yard through a Celestron NexStar5.

This image was shot by poking the lens of my CoolPix9100 straight into the eyepiece holder of my little Celestron telescope. The darkening towards the center of the Sun is caused by the shading of the secondary element of the telescopes optics train. I didn't have time to rig up a fancier method. It did the job. I'll do much better the next time Venus transits the Sun, promise.
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