Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Transit! Part 2

Venus in white light--ETX 90 with Solar Filter and Microsoft Lifecam.  Note the haze from passing clouds, which added an almost Gothic element to the whole event. (Open this post fully to see vid and pix).

The most fun was having friends drop by to see the transit.  We had about a dozen people at the scopes at one point.  With a little liquid refreshment and food thrown in, it was a perfect way to celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime event, so thank you to all the dear friends who dropped by!

The video above shows the vista from the site, panning west to north the day BEFORE the transit.  Note the ominous clouds!  The pic below shows young astronomers at work...