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06-06-2012, 09:43 AM
A quick image of the Transit this morning from sunny Melbourne.
10" Dob, TV 27mm Panoptic, iPhone 4S.
I have several avi files yet to process. I'm sure we'll see more images in coming hours and days... Clear skies everyone.
06-06-2012, 09:46 AM
Terrific!!!! What a jaw dropping sight :)
06-06-2012, 09:49 AM
06-06-2012, 10:00 AM
Thanks for that Stephen, great shot.
It is looking like I will have to live the transit through the work of others. Full cloud cover with little patches of sucker brightness. I'm still hoping.
Nice!!! Thanks for sharing Stephen.:thumbsup:
06-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Fully clouded over here (typical Melbourne :mad2:) Anyway, I'm sure they'll be far more impressive images coming soon from other members. :thumbsup:
06-06-2012, 10:58 AM
Yeah bummer, but as you said expecting some awesome captures from our IIS pals! :D
06-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Excellent Pic Stephen !! Well done and thanks.
Got about 20 minutes of clearish sky about 11.00 am and had the 80mm at work so set it up and got a view. Managed to show about a dozen or so people before clouds moved back over and they haven't cleared since. And look unlikely to .......:shrug:
But at least i got to see it in real life ( as opposed to Reality Life ) and I was not expecting to. Better than a slap round the head with a wet mullet. :P
Amazing to see, sunspots and all. Now watching on events.slooh.com while I work. And the few who did see at work were so thankful, quite worth while.
Still looking out the window, you never know your luck ...:rolleyes:
06-06-2012, 01:34 PM
06-06-2012, 03:02 PM
The last photo I got before the clouds defeated me. Taken at about 14:28 est.
06-06-2012, 03:17 PM
Nice Stephen, I sat through and persisted through the melbourne weather too.
06-06-2012, 03:18 PM
Got a couple of pics through my homemade refractor using the iPhone handheld up to the EP:eyepop:. The telescope is a 127mm achromat objective from Surplusshed, the focusser a Moonlite single gear, the eyepiece my plain old Meade 20mm 2". I managed about 15 minutes of observing from the carpark at work in the aptly-named town of Sunbury in Victoria. The clouds promptly rolled in after this pic, and work prevented me from hanging around for the chance of another shot. But I did it!!!:rofl:
06-06-2012, 03:26 PM
Nice image, lovely colour.
06-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Approaching 3rd contact. Clouds were the biggest problem all day.
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