Transit of Venus - DON'T MISS THIS
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05-06-2012, 04:11 PM
RE: Transit of Venus - DON'T MISS THIS
(05-06-2012 03:50 PM)Chas Wrote:  Celestron CGE11 - 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain on a German-Equatorial mount.

Yeah, that sounds pretty kick-ass. Smile

Do you have any astronomical photos you took yourself that you can post? I bet a lot of people would like to see 'em.

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05-06-2012, 05:33 PM
RE: Transit of Venus - DON'T MISS THIS
Every time something cool happens in the sky BC feels the need to remind me of why it's weather is famous. Because it rains.... a lot.... ugh.

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05-06-2012, 06:38 PM
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Thanks for the link, Carlo.

I've got it streaming live at work Tongue

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05-06-2012, 07:33 PM
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I saw it!! Bigger than I imagined it would be. Smile

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05-06-2012, 08:01 PM
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Nice, caught all the Venus transits for the 21st century. One goal completed Sleepy

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05-06-2012, 11:11 PM
RE: Transit of Venus - DON'T MISS THIS
A pic from Oz...

[Image: th_venus.jpg?t=1338959388]

A friend of mine took this in South Australia Smile

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06-06-2012, 05:02 PM
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Just ... fucking ... awesome. Only 105 years until the next one. I'm gonna double post this in The World Through Atheist Goggles thread, just because it is just so ... fucking ... awesome. Big Grin




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06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
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Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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06-06-2012, 07:39 PM
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Very cool. I watched at various times during the approx. 6-hour transit. One thing surprised me: With the naked eye (and proper filters), Venus looked like a black dot against the sun, which was what I expected. But with binoculars, it wasn't a flyspeck at all--it was a perfect little black disk. That was surprising because when I look at Venus as an "evening star" with the same binoculars, it just looks like an extremely brilliant star; no disk is apparent. Against the background of the sun, though, it was very clearly a disk. Anyone know why that should be the case? (I'm thinking that maybe the glare of Venus in the night sky prevents its disk from being seen with binoculars?)

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06-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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Very cool, but not as cool as it would have been if it had been the Transit of Uranus.

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