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Transit of Venus Close to the Horizon 2012

Transit of Venus Close to the Horizon 2012

In Victoria near the Inner Harbour the transit was coming to a close as it neared the horizon. The clouds hung over like they did during my test shots on Sunday.Near the end I had to increase the ISO setting to 1600 as the light dimmed.

I'm always reminded of the different view near the horizon. Thicker layers of the atmosphere for the light to pass through gave the Sun's limb a wavy appearance along with the not so round silhouette of the planet Venus.

What a show! I could see the public was fascinated by the spectacle, some staying almost the whole time of the transit.

Telescope: Televue Pronto with 2x Powermate (960mm)
Camera: Nikon D7000
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/250 second at f/14
Filter: Thousand Oaks Solar Filter Type 2+