Transit of Venus Info 8 June 2004 Time-lapsed images of the planet Venus crossing the face of the Sun as viewed from Munich, Germany. The transit lasted about six hours, starting at 7:20am CET and ending at 1:23pm CET. Each second of time in this animation corresponds to 15 minutes of actual time.Details: The image is oriented such that North is up and East is to the left. Venus moves with an angular speed of 3.2 arc- minutes per hour. Venus's minimum separation from the Sun is 627 arc-seconds. Venus's disk has a diameter of 58 arc-seconds. The Sun's disk is 31.5 arc-minutes (~0.5 degrees) in diameter. Technical: Sony DSC-F717 digital camera manually butted to the eyepiece of a 10x80 binoculars fitted with mylar solar filters. Exposure setup - f/5.6, 1/80 sec, auto-focus on central focus region, daylight white balance, ISO 100. Field rotation corrected manually in post- processing. Variations in color, intensity, and size are artifacts; time sampling is non-uniform.
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Disclaimer Aloha I put together these power points for use in my science classes. You may use them in your classes. Some images are public domain, some are used under the fair-use provisions of the copyright law, some are mine. Copyright is retained by the owners! Ted Brattstrom
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