Monday, 14 May 2012

Venus Transit 2004.

Goodbye Venus ..See you in 2012
Yesterday I was looking through one of my old astronomy log books, and I found the above picture.

I've always thought I had just the one picture of the 2004 Venus Transit....It looks like I was wrong...  :0)


Time to attack it with Macintosh software........

After a bit of photo manipulation using iPhoto...
I managed to obtain the following image...



Hidden in a drawer, I have some video footage of the 2004 transit. In total I think I have the last 15 minutes of the transit.  

If I convert this footage from analogue to digital I will be able to exam more closely the individual frames..

It seems yesterday morning I had one photo of the 2004 transit....  this morning I now thankfully have two....  If the video footage can be transferred to the computer ...

I'll hopefully have a lot more images of the event to look through....


Fingers crossed that the video footage is salvageable....  :0)

3 comments:

Sidewalk Universe said...

OMG another Pemb's wonder.......I see Venus Atmosphere while we wait for 2nd contact!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Mark Lee aka Pembrokeshire Astronomer said...

Thank You SUG..... :0)

Yes it does look a bit like the atmosphere of Venus... I wonder if it was....?

Sidewalk Universe said...

I believe it is! The time to see it is just before/after 2nd contact. You bagged it Pembs!

Nearby.. a lone dog howls..

The Full Mackerel Moon will be upon us on Monday,  nearby I can hear a dog practicing its lunar howling! Up above, the slow moving clouds...