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Transit of Venus II
08-JUNE-2004

Transit of Venus II

Kaltenleutgeben

"We are now on the eve of the second transit ( of Venus) of a pair, after which there will be no other till the twenty-first century of our era has dawned upon the earth, and the June flowers are blooming in 2004. ... What will be the state of science when the next transit season arrives God only knows."

William Harkness, 1882 - Astronomer at the U.S.Naval Observatory

Canon EOS 10D
Camera mounted on telescope ( Intes MIcro MN76,f = 1080mm) with Baader Solarfilter; 1/1000sec@IS0100.
A composition of 14 photos, each taken approx. 15 minutes apart.
Start at 7:40 UT, end at 11:13 UT full exif


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EBucsela08-Sep-2010 18:31
Great sequence, and I really liked the quote too. What will the next century's transit bring?
Al Foote III05-Jul-2005 20:28
What a fantastic quote to go with such a powerful image.