TRANSIT OF VENUS - June 8th 2004

venus transit

The Astronomy Group at Sussex University set-up various telescopes to view the Sun (either directly using filters or by projection). These transit images shown here (taken at about 10:30 local time (BST)) were projected using a refractor telescope. The Suns image was about 100mm diameter while venus was about 3mm. They were taken with a digital camera simply by photographing the projected image directly.

venus transit

One of the refractor telescopes used by the Sussex Astronomy Group for image projection

venus transit

Projected image of Sun and Venus

My thanks to Robert Smith and other staff from the Astronomy Department, Sussex University

Sussex University Bulletin - quick summary of transit


Dr Jonathan Hare University of Sussex, Brighton.

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