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Next big event, 2012 transit of Venus June 5 or June 6 - depends on your worldwide location
http://eclipse.gsfc.na​sa.gov/OH/transit12.ht​mlexternal link

IMAGE: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/tran/TOV2012-Fig01.png

local transit time calculator:
http://transitofvenus.​nl/wp/where-when/local-transit-times/external link
For people in Michigan, 6pm Tues June 5th thru sunset

Post #1, May 23, 2012 04:16:09


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Here's hoping the weather will be as good as it was for the last one in the UK. We had totally clear skies all that morning. I used one half of a pair of binoculars to project the image onto a sheet of white paper - then photographed that.

IMAGE: http://www.frankhollis.com/temp/transit%20020edt2.jpg

Post #2, May 23, 2012 06:52:06


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Great method Frank, I'll keep that in my bag of tricks.

I assume you had the bino's fixed to something.

Post #3, May 23, 2012 20:58:20


Mike R, P.E. ...iMac 27"(i7), iPad2, iPhone5s, 24" iMac, AppleTV(160), MacBook
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Yup. Bins on a tripod, one objective covered, cardboard sheet to cast a shadow and a piece of paper to project it onto...

IMAGE: http://www.frankhollis.com/temp/Transit%20Setup.jpg

Post #4, May 24, 2012 07:16:49


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Cool idea

Post #5, May 31, 2012 05:56:02


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