transit of venus - on the day
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Images from Transit Day

Click on thumbnails to see the original image. Many thanks to all those who have contributed  to this page.

Tim Lovell, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Telescope - Orion Optics Europa 150.

Camera - Nikon Coolpix 4300.

Eyepiece projection.

John Walsh, West Bridgford, Nottingham.

Venus (the best one of many taken, using a Canon IXUS 500 camera) The time of the Venus pic was 10.06.


Chris Brown, Brighton

Projected through a spotting scope onto card, then a handheld camera shot of the card! Brighton @ 08:00 ish.

Carol Harrop,Truro in Cornwall.

.. handheld on a Canon D60 digital SLR with a canon 75-300mm lens set at 300mm, and fitted with a DIY filter made from Baarder solar film. The camera settings were ISO 100 f5.6 at 1/350sec for image 1 and 1/500 sec for image 2.

Carol Harrop

Considering that this is my first attempt at this type of photography, I think the results are OK.

Margaret Forster, Oxford

equipment I used (binoculars on a tripod and a piece of card on a bamboo cane) [see next image for results]

Margaret Forster, Oxford

Sun and Venus - I took this at about 07:40 [see previous image]

Gianni Damilano, Ivrea Coordinates: 45.4670° N, 7.8670° E Elevation: 235 meters (771 feet) Region: NW Italy image taken at approx 5:35 UT in Ivrea, NW Italy, using a MEADE ETX 90 RA with a Nikon coolpix 2500 camera.... no reflex, just as seen through the eyepiece so it is a little bit blurred....


Marcus Brewer, Dorchester, Dorset

Taken: 08 June 2004, 10:43:58 Co-Ord's (370250,90250) Method used: Projected using a weak telescope.

Richard Hodges, Lower Cwmtwrch in the Swansea Valley, South Wales

 using binoculars, a cloth, a cardboard box, a tube of smarties, a box of Rennie and a bottle of engine coolant!

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Tim Lock, Basingstoke, Hants.

Image projection from a Mead 4" reflector taken with a Canon 10D handheld

Adam Mindykowski -outside the offices of the Worcestershire Historic Environment &

Archaeology Service, Worcester

Sun and Venus projected through a pair of binoculars.


Andy Shenton, Birmingham.

Taken using an Orion Optics SPX200 & Philips Toucam at 07:46.

Ian Leese, Louth, Lincolnshire, England

Time: Approx 10:20. Method: Binoculars focused onto a piece of card


Kenneth Whewell-Clarke Headcorn, Kent

This image was taken using a Celestron Nexstar 8 with Atik CCD camera with Focal reducer.

Michelle Taylor, Cambridge UK

Mead ETX 90 with solar filter. Olympus digital camera through the eyepiece. Time Approx 12:20