Date/Time: June 5, 2012 3:11PM PDT
Location: My home, Victoria, BC, Canada
A Transit of Venus is a very rare celestial event, and this one was the last opportunity for me to observe this apparition in my lifetime. The weather in Victoria cooperated, and I successfully observed and imaged this amazing alignment of the Sun, Venus and Earth.
Not only did I photograph this event, I also visually observed using my Celestron 9x63 Ultima binoculars fitted with Thousand Oaks black polymer solar filters.
I observed virtually the whole event, except the last few minutes or so when the Sun set just before the event finished.
This event is probably the most-photographed and well-covered astronomical event in my lifetime.
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D dSLR, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L telephoto lens operating at f/6.3, Kendrick white light Baader Solar Filter, mounted on a Manfrotto 055 tripod, no tracking
Processing: Photoshop Lightroom 4 - crop, change color temperature, lower exposure, increase clarity.
My observing log: http://tinyurl.com/6pbql45