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Transit of Venus – Second Contact

Transit of Venus – Second Contact

I set up my telescope at the DAO early in the afternoon in order to image the transit of Venus. It was mostly cloudy but I was able to observe the first and second contacts through clouds.
Date: June 5, 2012
Location: Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, BC
Optics: TeleVue 85, f/7, used with a Thousand Oaks Optical Glass 2+ solar filter
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: One frame of 1/160 second, ISO 400