2012 Venus Transit

We had a perfect weather all day long and 15 minutes before the transit started, dark clouds rolled in and ruined the show! I got these two shots before the sun completely disappeared behind the clouds  …

I also uploaded some pictures of my camera and binoculars with the solar filters. I built the binoculars filters using old plastic bags and BAADER solar filter sheets. Adding a plastic rim to the filters helps fixing it to the binoculars or camera.

My camera rig if composed of an old and cheap 60mm refraction scope and my trusty Canon 20Da. I used a standard T-Ring to connect both together.

We made it a family event … good thing we had a soccer ball with us!

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