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Transit of Venus 2012 - 3rd Contact | by deanog
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Transit of Venus 2012 - 3rd Contact

My Last shot of the Transit of Venus. 6/6/12 from Ballarat, Vic, Australia.

Shot with Canon 500D and Sigma 50-500mm lens using a filter cut from a piece of solar film.

This was as close as I could get to 3rd contact, as the sun was hidden by cloud at the exact time.

Once again, taken with the Sigma 2x teleconverter at 1000mm.

Although the weather was ordinary for 90% of the time, I'm glad I got to witness and capture this fantastic astronomical event.

See you again in 2117... well probably not

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Taken on June 6, 2012