Transit of Venus – Sunset
Late during the transit of Venus I drove to Mount Tolmie and set up shop by the lower parking lot. I used my TeleVue 85mm and 7mm Nagler eyepiece to observe the transit. The view was good but it was quite windy. About 40 to 50 delighted members of the public viewed the transit trough my telescope. I quickly imaged the sun as it was setting. The earth’s atmosphere distorted Sun and Venus in this last decent image I acquired before Venus disappeared behind clouds.
Date: June 5, 2012
Location: Mount Tolmie Park, 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 1/1250 second, ISO 800