Transit of Venus in 2012


2012 June 06, Asikkala

Canon 550D through the 250 mm kit lens, ISO 100, 1/750 s, f/9.5.

Sun is rising and the transit should already be in progress, but there are a lot of clouds ... Just a moment, what is that black dot there? Look at the image in large size here

No solar filter, yet..

A few minutes later, ISO 100, 1/4000 s, f/32. It's quickly getting too bright without the filter.

At the third contact point, with Baader Astro-Solar filter, ISO 100, 1/350 s, f/5.6.




Transit of Venus in 2004


2004 June 08, Asikkala

Sony F717, afocally through

M603 with 40 mm EP, => f/2.8, Baader AstroSolar filter.

Venus is here approaching the third contact point. With good will you may recognize the black-drop phenomenon.

Sky was not fully cloudless, as can be seen here, too.


As above,but a few seconds later and using the 5x zoom of the camera.

For the equipment set-up in 2004, go to the lower part of Equipment page.