[Total Solar Eclipse: 2012]
Transit of Venus, 8 June 2004
Close up of the beginning of the Transit.
Full disk of Sun with Venus visible as a black spot around mid-Transit.
Close up of the Transit (after mid-Transit).
A Transit sequence
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All the images were taken by Mike Southby using a Meade ETX 125 telescope (borrowed from Kevin Miller) with a 26mm SP Eyepiece.
The top image was taken using the Meade LPI (Lunar Planetary Imager) in conjunction with the Autostar suite of software run on a lap top computer.
The rest of the images were taken with a Canon S40 digital camera using the afocal method. Note that all images are inverted as they are through a telescope.
All photos © Mike Southby (2004)