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Dimensions2026 x 1554
Original file size1.32 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated
Date taken5-Jun-12 18:33
Date modified5-Jun-12 23:13
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length1000 mm
Focal length (35mm)1500 mm
Max lens aperturef/1
Exposure1/500 at f/15
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Transit of Venus 2012

Transit of Venus 2012

What an observing and imaging event! Watching that little dot travel across the face of the Sun was immensely satisfying given that we had almost given up hope for the past couple of days. I was amazed by the number of people that dropped by the Royal BC Museum site some like me who had waited for this day and others chancing on this unique view of the planet Venus.

Telescope: Televue Pronto with 2x Powermate (960mm)
Camera: Nikon D7000
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/500 second at f/14
Filter: Thousand Oaks Solar Filter Type 2+