Arun Waves

June 8, 2012

Venus transit – June 5th 2012

This has been a good year for amateur solar astronomy folks – a solar eclipse and Venus transit in the same year 🙂 And for someone in Phoenix, we are weather proofed he he he – no clouds to worry about.

After the solar eclipse experience I felt I could do better, not just pics but something that gives a feeling of being there, so I decided to do a time-lapse video for Venus transit. The trusted Windows Movie Maker, in its new form – Windows Live Movie Maker did a good job; it took some time but here is the result……

PS: The yellow Sun pics were taken by Canon DSLR through solar glass filter. The almost black and white pics (magnified pics) were taken by a SONY point ‘n shoot with afocal coupling through my 4.5″ reflector with Baader solar filter sheet. See solar experience post for pics.



  1. Awesome video

    Comment by SK — June 8, 2012 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  2. Awesome job dude!!!! Watched in HD as you had asked. Looked great.
    Not sure about sun spots though, are you sure they weren’t just dust
    particles on the lens 😉

    Comment by tk — June 9, 2012 @ 2:44 am | Reply

  3. wonderful

    Comment by krishnan — June 9, 2012 @ 6:45 am | Reply

  4. Amazing Arun… The entire experience in 7 seconds 🙂

    Comment by Anusha — June 9, 2012 @ 7:04 am | Reply

  5. Wow that was awesome. We enjoyed watching the video.

    Comment by fd — June 11, 2012 @ 12:11 am | Reply

  6. good work capturing this and sharing with all of us!!

    Comment by sunil — June 11, 2012 @ 8:41 am | Reply

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