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    Exclamation Venusian Eclipse 2012! RARE!

    Hello TF
    This year, on this day (if you have clear skies) you get to experience something that won't happen till 2117! Every hundred or so years venus goes in front of the sun and can be seen with a big camera lens (about 300 mm) or with a telescope. I highly suggest that you do whatever you have at hand to capture a sight of the eclipse (MAY be visible with human eye) because it will only happen once in our lives! Venus will certainly be bigger and blacker then the shun spots as it moves across the sun, starting at 3 PM in the West, (look up online your location if you want to view it). I will be capturing this with a 300 mm lens on my DSLR with the eclipse viewer in front of the lens (actually works!!!) and if I'm lucky the T- adaptor will get here early so I can get even closer pictures with my telescope. If you can't see it just go to www.slooh.com to see it where they will be filming it with their telescopes. Good luck with capturing this once in a lifetime event! I will be posting pics as soon as it starts.

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    I'll try to if I can remember...

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    Its raining outside
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    Its not an eclipse..its a transit.
    "transit of Venus"..
    transit and eclipse are not the same thing.
    an eclipse is the complete obscuring of one celestial body by another..
    the moon can eclipse the sun, but Venus can not. (not from our perspective anyway!

    Scot

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    we miss everything here it is always rainy when anything happens in the sky

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    Catch it on Slooh. I don't have any sun filters to observe this or take photos. I suppose I could brave the crowds at the Griffith Observatory.

    Slooh Transit of Venus Update

    Slooh host Patrick Paolucci provides a quick update of our Transit of Venus broadcast which will begin at 2:30 PM PDT / 5:30 PM EDT / 21:30 UTC on June 5th.

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    I am setting up telescope with solar filter to watch the transit today. Will try to snap a few shots.

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    Rainy here to Is the slooh website free?

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