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Venus transit animation with solar flare | by write_adam
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Venus transit animation with solar flare

Flickr doesn't like animated GIFs too much, so in the comment below I've linked to the one posted on my blog. Please give it a moment to load, it's a 4.5 MB GIF.


Check out the enormous flare erupting in the last frame!


Set up on my front porch (facing west), and was visited by 8 random passers-by asking to have a look. Gotta love that the general world is interested in science!


This is approx 20 frames of data from 6:05pm to 7:15pm ET from Toronto, Canada. The scope is a Lunt LS60Ha and the camera is a DMK21AU618.


More photos and videos to come when I have time to process.


Thanks Venus, see ya in 2117!


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Taken on June 6, 2012