The Sun’s Beauty Mark

Sun's Beauty MarkNewcomers: click image to enlarge it.

Venus makes a black dot on the sun during its June 5, 2012 transit. Taken with a Nikon D200 through my 32 year-old telescope sun filter pushed into a hole in a quadruple-folded sheet of black construction paper taped over my zoom lens. Cropped. Hey, it won’t happen again for another 105 years. I did what I could with few minutes the clouds gave me. (click image to enlarge it)

Details:
Camera: NIKON D200
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Mode: Manual
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO: 100


Comments

The Sun’s Beauty Mark — 4 Comments

  1. I just aimed my camera and shot the picture, so I don’t think it’s upside-down. Had it been shot through a telescope, then I would see your point. This was during the first hour of the transit.

  2. Was a joke. How could one tell, since the various images that we have seen are both ways and one could not have seen it directly? And, which way is “up” on the sun’s disc? What’s “up” in the morning is “down” in the evening. Great picture. Try to better next time.

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