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Old 06-06-2012, 11:41 AM
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Talking Atque in perpetuum, Venus, vale atque ave!

Hello and forever goodbye, Venus! (apologies for my bad latin, it's a paraphrase of a lovely old Roman saying...)

Please don't laugh, but here's my 2012 transit photo. They're the best I could do right now...

So I took this....
http://www.audiography.com.au/images/Venus2012.jpg

using nothing but this....

http://www.audiography.com.au/images/Venus2012Kit.jpg

By way of explanation, I'm currently pretty much bedridden due to an intrathecal drug pump failure, so since I can't even get to my scope, let alone set it up, an old Pentax zoom lens and a 10mm objective taped up in a retort stand was the best I could achieve. FWIW, I've been able to show 3 locals the images (which obviously look better in real life!), all 3 of whom went "ho hum"... But I saw it! Woo Hoo!

[EDIT] Hmmm. Previews fine, but only displays text when I save it. I'll add the photos as attachments.[/EDIT]
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:50 AM
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Well done Pete, where there's a will there's a way!

Improvisation at it's best!

Cheers

Chris
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