All posts tagged sun

Transit of Venus

Published June 8, 2012 by kurolace

On Tuesday we had the telescope set up again in the backyard, so I took a picture of Venus, beginning to cross the sun. The dark big spot is of course Venus, and the small spots are sun spots.

…or the “transience” as I kept calling it. 🙂

Solar Eclipse Video & Pics

Published May 21, 2012 by kurolace

As you probably know… today there was a annular solar eclipse visible in the western part of the USA… I happen to live right along the line of visibility 🙂 So my family took some time to watch it happen. We are lucky enough to own an Orion telescope and a solar filter, so we were using that to get a “close up” experience. My family didn’t believe me when I said I was going to take pictures – I guess they thought it wasn’t possible to get a good focus through the camera + telescope…. its true that I didn’t have perfectly crisp pics, but there were a few that turned out fairly decent. You can even see a sunspot or two (very blurry  – even at max zoom/focus). Take a look…

I also took a video of the eclipse as the moon “exits” the sun…