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Old 06-06-2012, 02:35   #1
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transit of venus

june 6 2012 08:35 sydney Australia

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celebrating the transit of venus, first successful use of a marine chronometer by Lieutenant James Cook for navigation and scientific observation of the transit of venus in Tahiti
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:42   #2
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Thanks Charlie,

Stuck in office all day and couldn't get out and buy my solar eclipse glasses to view it.

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The clouds cleared and the sun came out (North Island, New Zealand). I watched Venus using my sextant...fantastic! We have followed Captain Cook's route over the past couple of years so I could not miss seeing the transit.
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I will now have to wait until year 2117 to see again!

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Re: transit of venus

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I will now have to wait until year 2117 to see again!

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thought i was an optimist, i've been waiting since 2004 for it to come round again...
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:29   #6
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Re: transit of venus

Used my sextant's sun filters to get a good look. Very tiny speck in the top, right quadrant (when I saw it), but very distinctive.
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Re: transit of venus

Same here. Got the whole family out to see it...me on my Astra IIIB, my wife on her Freiberger and our son on his Davis 25...yeah, we do CN.
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Took my welding helmet to to the boatyard and we all had a look between rainstorms !
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I used binoculars to project the image onto a white card. This has been a really interesting few weeks -- first the annular solar eclipse (only partial here), and now the transit.
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Got this shot on my iPhone and a friends telescope, if you look carefully you can see solar flares around the edge.
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