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Dimensions1520 x 1338
Original file size340 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken3-Jun-12 19:47
Date modified3-Jun-12 23:18
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure1/500 at f/2.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
The Sun Two Days Before the Transit of Venus

The Sun Two Days Before the Transit of Venus

It's two days before the transit of Venus and we're waiting impatiently for the weather to settle. We've had weather forecasts from mainly sunny to rain. Sunday evening the prediction is cloudy with 30% POP. You never know with the west coast it could be clear.

This evening I set up in front of the Carillon near the Royal BC Museum. It was clear except for some thin haze over the Inner Harbour. It was time to test the equipment before Tuesday and to show interested parties that passed by the Sun speckled with many sunspots.

Camera: Nikon D7000 using Liveview
Telescope: Televue Pronto with 2X Powermate (960mm)
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/500 second f/14
Filter: Thousand Oaks Solar Filter Type 2+