Getting ready to have ago at the upcoming Venus Transit, a few days to go. I don't have any suitable solar filters for my telescope or camera, so I have had to resort to the A4 black card and Tracing paper method. Some construction photos below.
The card box is a bit flimsy so I will need to strengthen it some how. Some basic tests using the DSLR camera out the back. A few sun spots are seen, I hope Venus is a bigger moving dot, magnification may be a problem, but focus seems ok.
Transit Morning, 7:30am the sky is blue but clouds approaching from the west. I had to set the Telescope on the road to get the first part of the transit, luckily I am at the end of a quite court.
|My First Detection of Venus, the little notch on the lower edge.
|The second contact happens here.
Venus in motion at Second contact.
The clouds seem to be breaking up so I may get a chance at the Third and Fourth contact points.
Rats, the clouds got in the way, also had technical issues with a different camera, a few mid transit images but no third or fourth contacts, May be next time..... 8)