Transit of Venus 2012 in Ha

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    Raw frame from Transit of Venus, filmed from Blackheath, London.

    Between 2nd and 3rd contact.

    Processed versions to come later!

    Equipment: Lunt LS60THa, Point Grey Grasshopper Express (ICX674).

    Amazingly this photo won the Our Solar System category of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012. :-)

    MikeMey67, darkuser999, and 69 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. darkuser999 23 months ago | reply

      Hey, would someone mind telling me what time this was? Sorry i was following this from Eltham, but had to work today so my effort was minimal. I woke up at 4:30 am and saw that it was cloudy. However, i woke up again 5 mins to 6, and to my utter astonishment, my room was sunlit! I quickly created a projection using a self-made pinhole camera, to no avail sadly.

    2. weirdcrank 23 months ago | reply

      Well done Chris!

    3. (ix)alon 23 months ago | reply

      This image was taken at around 05:27:20 (BST)

    4. nevil zaveri (back but busy) 19 months ago | reply

      congrats chris for bbc fame! simply genial all the way.


    5. andrew.m.lance (catching up) 19 months ago | reply

      This raw version looks amazing!

    6. LordWilmore1 17 months ago | reply

      This is such a beautiful image and was taken on 6th June which is our baby girls birthday! I would love to order her a big copy for Christmas and was wondering if we could purchase a copy of the image? If so, then you can contact me on

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