Jeff Terry's Astrophotos/2012 Transit of Venus.jpg

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The top image is a sum of seventeen 8 millisecond exposures with a Coronado 90mm Solarmax II filter mounted on an Astro-Physics 130 Starfire GT
located at the Red Observatory. The camera was an Imaging Source DMK 41BF02 firewire camera controlled with AstroIIDC.
The scope is mounted on an AP 1200 mount.
The AP 1200 is mounted on a Pier-Tech 3 Adjustable Telescope Pier within a Star Traveler Mobile Observatory.
The first image was enhanced with a Van Cittert Deconvolution and made into a false color image. I believe Alan Friedman taught me the false color technique.
The image was aligned and summed from the raw movie data in ASTROIIDC and then final processing completed using the 64 bit version of iCCD.
The second image has not been processed to show the solar prominences. The panaroma shows the clouds that stayed away for the majority of the day. Although, they did come close. It was very windy.
These movie is a collection of images taken during the first hour of the transit on June 5, 2012 from 5:05 pm CDT to 5:59 pm CDT
when I lost the sun behind the trees next to the Red Observatory. Once that happened, I rushed into town
and became a Sidewalk Astronomer with a PST. It was a lot of fun and a great day with one giant suckerhole.
I think that these were much better than my effort during the 2004 Transit of Venus.