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Venus Transit 2012
05-Jun-2012 Gregg Lee

Venus Transit 2012

Somervell County, Texas, USA

Any horizontal streaks on sun are earth clouds. Other spots besides Venus are sunspots. Color is natural, darkening as sun sets. The blur right of the sun is a barn swallow.

Sony Alpha DSLR A-900 ,Minolta 600mm APO HS with 1.4x APO teleconverter
Filters: 4X neutral density filter, clouds, over 300 miles of atmosphere at sunset,using 15 miles as altitude of atmosphere edge. 1/500s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso100 full exif

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