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Transit of Venus 2012: How to Safely Photograph a Rare Sky Sight (Photo Guide)

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Venus Transit in Hydrogen-Alpha

Credit: Paul Hyndman
There is an art to photographing major solar events like the 2012 transit of Venus across the sun on June 5-6, 2012. Here's a look at how to snap effective…Read More »





sun photos with telescopes, cameras and even smartphones.

Here, Paul Hyndman captured a stunning view of Venus crossing the face of the sun in hydrogen-alpha light on the morning of June 8, 2004 from Roxbury, Connecticut. He used an Astro-Physics 105-millimeter Traveler telescope fitted with a Coronado Solarmax90/T-Max and 30-mm blocking filter, a TeleVue 2X Powermate lens, and an SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera.   Less «

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