13 posts tagged Venus
After the 2012 transit of Venus in ultra-high definition photos, the transit in ultra-high definition video.
In case you haven’t had enough of the transit of Venus, this video is beautifully edited.
The Sun and Venus seen through the Hinode spacecraft. #nasa #venus #venustransit #jaxa (Taken with instagram)
The Venus Transit in one picture. #venustransit (Taken with instagram)
A little compilation set of gifs of the transit.
Here is Venus approaching the Sun as seen through NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory #NASA #SDO #VenusTransit (Taken with instagram)
How to make your own Venus Transit viewer..
- you will need a piece of card and a lens of some kind, binoculars or camera lenses work just fine
- cut a hole the same diameter as your lens in the centre of the cardboard
- using the lens hood or what you have handy secure the lens to the cardboard
- attach your lens to a tripod using rope, tape, bungees, etc.
- point the lens at the sun and project the image onto another piece of card
Thats pretty much it. The projected image is really small in the photo as I am holding it pretty close and because its midday. This evening, during the event, the sun will be much lower hopefully allowing for a larger projection.
If you choose to make one of these I would be interested in seeing your results.
Today’s soundtrack: Venus in Furs - Velvet Underground