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OT: Venus Transit 2004

Hello fellow readers of JOS,

Just wanna share with you folks some pictures I took
of this rare astronomical event I experienced this
afternoon:

http://www.waterlogic.com.sg/astronomy

Time to get away from the computer :-)

Have fun!

rexguo
Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Hey thanks for these. We didn't get it down here in NZ, AFAIK, and I was keen to see something of it.

Nic C-L
Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Thanks for the pics. Great work!

Jack of all
Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Saw it from top of a hill at Newlands Corner, Surrey in the UK.
There were other folks from the Guildford Astronomy Club with all sorts of telescopes altho as the poster says in his feature, you dont need fancy equipment to see this rare phenomenon. You can make high quality but inexpensive solar filters/eyeglasses yourself (http://www.baader-planetarium.com/sofifolie/sofi_start_e.htm)
or use a projection method like the poster suggests or check out http://www.solarscope.com/. 

dragbot
Wednesday, June 09, 2004

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