Venus Transit on Jun 6, 2012 (Review)

Date & Time: Jun 6, 2012, Times are displayed in image
Optical: PENTAX 7.5cm(2.9") ED refractor with PowerMate 2.5X (f=1250mm, F16.7)
with BaaderPlanetarium AstroSolar filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Nikon D700
Location: Joetsu city, Niigata pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(4256 x 2832)
Device Size...FX format (36 x 24mm)
Sensitivity...ISO400, White Balance...Daylight

This page shows you a review image of the last Venus Transit in 21st century observed on Jun 6, 2012. In Japan, we could observe all progress of the rare sky event from morning to afternoon, blessed with extraordinary good condition. But it was bad weather condition around my residense, I went on an expedition far about 400km (250 miles). Luckily I could observe about 80% of the progress including individual contacts of the rims of Sun and Venus. Upper images have captured the second contact, center of transit, and the third contact, respectively.
Other various images of the Venus Transit have been displayed from next page.

Great approach of Venus & Saturn (Jan 9, 2016)

Movement of Venus (Jun 6, 2012)

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