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  Venus Transit - 2004 June 8th, 2004 Greece Transit Images  

  Sequence-Imaged every 40 minutes.

  Though not part of the actual Transit, this was my favorite image. This Prominence was imaged just prior to the beginning of the Transit.  It disappeared soon after this image was recorded.  There was little Prominence and Sunspot activity during the Transit.   
         

     
  Venus Transit - 2004 June 8th, 2004 Greece Equipment Used  
  The Telescope used was a 76mm TeleVue with a 60mm Coronado H-Alpha Filter.  A Phllips ToUcam 840k Pro  Web Cam imaged the Transit onto a Laptop Computer.  A Takahshi Teegul Equatorial Mount sat on a modified Bogen 3021s Tripod.   The Computer screen is shielded by a home-made fold-up paper shield.   A pair of easy to see yellow Pelican 1450 Cases are used to transport all but the Tripod.  The Computer is carried in the lid of the case that the Optical Tube Assembly and Solar Filter are carried in.   The Durable Pelicans act as a seat and Computer Table at the observing site and easily fit under an the Airline Seat.  The Focuser is motorized to prevent me from jiggling the scope. Though the Computer battery died 4.5 hours into the Transit (coincidently during a brief cloud cover),  a quick re-charge enabled me to finish recording the Transit.   Unlike a Solar Eclipse in which "Totality" only lasts a few minutes, the Transit lasted 6 hours.  The atmosphere was more relaxed and social during the event.  Picture (Right) shows me, equipment & Observing Field on the lawn of our Hotel.
   
     



 
 
  Venus Transit
- 2004

Viewing Location


Temple of Poseidon

Group photo
   
         
  Sunset from the
Temple of Poseidon
   
         
         
         
  Above Image:   To the left is the Ageian Hotel.  The Temple of Posiedon is to the right.



Right Image:  Fred Espenak speaks to the group about the coming Transit. 
   
 

     
  Venus Transit - 2004 June 8th, 2004 Greece The Greek & Turkey Excursions  
  Athens      
     
         
  Mykonos      
   
     
  Rhodes      
   
     
   
     
  Ephesis      
     
         
         
Last Stop      
    NEW YORK CITY, USA
Tour of Lower Manhatten
 
 
   
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