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Astronomy events schedule

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Drakkith
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Mar29-12, 02:26 PM
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Start planning your trips now. On June 5-6 the last transit of Venus across the Sun for the next 105 years will occur. Observers in the US can only see part of the transit, as it starts to occur at sunset.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transit_of_Venus,_2012
PhysicoRaj
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May2-12, 01:42 AM
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On June 5-6 the last transit of Venus across the Sun for the next 105 years will occur.
In which all countries is it view-able? Please let me know.
Borek
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May2-12, 02:24 AM
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Follow links from the wikipedia article to find out details, it is all there.
Redbelly98
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May2-12, 06:03 PM
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Quote Quote by Borek View Post
Follow links from the wikipedia article to find out details, it is all there.
Yup, the map with the caption "Where the 2012 transit will be visible" is pretty informative.
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May3-12, 01:17 AM
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Thanks a lot.
thulerandrea
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May 20 - Annular Solar Eclipse. The path of annularity will begin in southern China and move east through Japan, the northern Pacific Ocean, and into the western United States. A partial eclipse will be visible throughout parts of eastern Asia and most of North America.
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Jun2-12, 05:29 AM
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Bump: Venus transit is on Wednesday.
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Bump: Venus transit is on Wednesday.
Woohoo!
dipole
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Jun2-12, 09:24 AM
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Tuesday for the United States.
chemisttree
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Jun2-12, 10:42 AM
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Tuesday around 5:00 pm Central is first contact and it lasts just over 6 hours... well past sunset. That's Wednesday about midnight Central European Time. Sorry Borek. You should be able to follow it via GLORIA though.
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Jun2-12, 11:12 AM
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If not for the weather it should be visible here around sunrise.
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Jun2-12, 12:31 PM
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I just checked and I seem to have misplaced my welders' glass. May have to go buy another...
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finally got my camera and solar filter mated to the scope, now all I need is for this contineous rain to disappear.

Transit starts, here in Sydney, at 08:09 eastern Australia time (local time) ~ 1 hour after sunrise and goes through to ~ 14:44 hrs local time


cheers
Dave
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Jun5-12, 06:55 PM
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It's here! Just snapped a photo of it through my homemade Carton 60mm f16.7. I used a Scopetronix Maxview 40mm eyepiece equipped with a Baader Contrast Booster filter attached to my Sony F717. 1/1000 sec a f8 afocally with Baader Solar Film. Levels, resizing, unsharp mask using Photoshop 7.



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Mark M
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Jun5-12, 07:14 PM
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Great. I've been looking forward to seeing this for the past week, but it began to rain before it got here, so I can't see it. Good thing I've got this.
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Jun5-12, 11:45 PM
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nice pic chemistree

well done, its just coming to an end here in eastern Australia and I missed 3rd and 4th contacts the weather finally totally crapped out

Dave
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Jun6-12, 12:33 AM
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I took some photos but put them in the Astrophotography thread, nice photo chemisttree.
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Jun6-12, 07:03 AM
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I got some pictures last time around. Lucky because the viz was rubbish this morning. This time, everyone seems to have made much more of it. I guess it has more public relevance in the light of extra-solar planet hunting interest.


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