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All pictures taken at Hjelteryggen outside Bergen, Norway.  June 6 2012

See also Transit of Mercury in 1973 and Transit of Mercury in 2016


 Transit of Venus Animation


Transit of Venus 2012

Rising sun on the morning of the transit of Venus. June 6 2012, 04:32 UT+2
Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Borg ED101 F6,4 refractor (640mm focal length).


  Transit of Venus 2012

Rising sun during transit of Venus. Venus seems to hang from a lightpole. June 6 2012, 04:34 UT+2

Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Borg ED101 F6,4 refractor (640mm focal length).


Transit of Venus 2012

Rising sun during transit of Venus. June 6 2012, 04:36 UT+2
Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Borg ED101 F6,4 refractor (640mm focal length).


Transit of Venus 2012

Rising sun during transit of Venus. June 6 2012, 04:42 UT+2
Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Borg ED101 F6,4 refractor with 2X teleconverter (1280mm focal length).


Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus 2012. June 6 2012, 05:16 UT+2

Camera: Point Grey Research Chameleon 1.3 Megapixel monochrome.
Lens: Mini Borg ED60 F5,8 refractor (350mm focal length).

Lunt solar wedge
Filter: Omega Optical TiO 705nm.

Processing: 100 frames stacked and wavelet processed with AviStack2.
Final processing and colours in Photoshop CS5


Transit of Venus 2012
Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus 2012 at third contact. Thin clouds degraded image quality. June 6 2012, 06:36 and 06:38 UT+2

Camera: Point Grey Research Chameleon 1.3 Megapixel monochrome.
Lens: Borg ED101 F6,4 refractor with 2.5X TeleVue Powermate (1600 mm focal length).

Lunt solar wedge
Filter: Omega Optical TiO 705nm.

Processing: 20 best of 100 frames stacked and wavelet processed with AviStack2.
Final processing in Photoshop CS5

See also Transit of Mercury in 1973


© 2012: Odd Høydalsvik