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2012-06-06 12:06:55 PM  
Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?
 
2012-06-06 12:35:29 PM  

Cythraul: Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?


Weird, I got this space song instead
 
2012-06-06 12:39:51 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Cythraul: Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?

Weird, I got this space song instead


This is the most awesome video in the history of music videos!
 
2012-06-06 12:41:44 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Cythraul: Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?

Weird, I got this space song instead


"Hey love crusader, I want to be your space invader."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA This is so awesome.
 
2012-06-06 12:45:51 PM  

Cythraul: Thelyphthoric: Cythraul: Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?

Weird, I got this space song instead

"Hey love crusader, I want to be your space invader."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA This is so awesome.


Thank you, it's new to me too. Amazing what you can find by adding the word 'stupid' to any normal search.
 
2012-06-06 01:08:53 PM  
I wish mine had been included there.

www.craigpatterson.com
 
2012-06-06 01:11:41 PM  
( .)
 
2012-06-06 01:13:47 PM  
Alas, when the time came in my part of the world, the sun was behind a bunch of clouds.

Thanks for the pics. Seriously.
 
2012-06-06 01:17:21 PM  
It was all done just to carry Ray Bradbury's soul off into the heavens.
 
2012-06-06 01:17:43 PM  
The second pic, taken by a 15-year-old, has a great link to one of his other experiments. He recorded the shadow that Jupiter casts onto the earth.

Link
 
2012-06-06 01:33:17 PM  

midigod: I wish mine had been included there.

[www.craigpatterson.com image 600x399]


Wow, that's nice. Did you send it to me? I got a LOT of pictures; I was up late editing them and making the gallery. My mousing arm is killing me. :)
 
2012-06-06 01:41:32 PM  
My wife has claimed "Venus Transit Authority" as her roller derby name, should she join a league.
 
2012-06-06 01:48:06 PM  

midigod: I wish mine had been included there.


That's nice. Anyway you could link to an embiggened version?
 
2012-06-06 01:58:08 PM  
NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link
 
2012-06-06 02:05:34 PM  

traylor: NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link


So can anyone answer me this - in some wavelengths (e.g., 45 seconds into this video) Venus looks transparent. Why is that?

Am I looking at Venus crossing in front of the sun, or the shadow of Venus on the sun? (I thought it was the former, but can't grasp how the planet would be transparent)
 
2012-06-06 02:09:11 PM  

HighZoolander: traylor: NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link

So can anyone answer me this - in some wavelengths (e.g., 45 seconds into this video) Venus looks transparent. Why is that?

Am I looking at Venus crossing in front of the sun, or the shadow of Venus on the sun? (I thought it was the former, but can't grasp how the planet would be transparent)



I'm certain you are not looking at the shadow of Venus on the sun.
 
2012-06-06 02:20:50 PM  

The Bad Astronomer: midigod: I wish mine had been included there.

[www.craigpatterson.com image 600x399]

Wow, that's nice. Did you send it to me? I got a LOT of pictures; I was up late editing them and making the gallery. My mousing arm is killing me. :)


No, I didn't send it to you. This would be a great opportunity for me to learn whether you like to get them individually, or through a forum. I'm never sure exactly how to send them to you! I know that's my fault.
 
2012-06-06 02:28:52 PM  

HighZoolander: traylor: NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link

So can anyone answer me this - in some wavelengths (e.g., 45 seconds into this video) Venus looks transparent. Why is that?

Am I looking at Venus crossing in front of the sun, or the shadow of Venus on the sun? (I thought it was the former, but can't grasp how the planet would be transparent)


The atmosphere on Venus might be bending those particular wavelengths more than the others. Meaning it will have a more fuzzy edge to its obstruction of the sun, possibly to the point of causing it to look transparent?

You are definitely looking at Venus obstructing light from the sun and casting a shadow on you (the observer, camera, whatever), not a shadow of Venus on the sun.
 
2012-06-06 02:30:11 PM  

traylor: I'm certain you are not looking at the shadow of Venus on the sun.


I thought about this for 2 seconds and then it clicked. Nice.
 
2012-06-06 02:31:28 PM  

traylor: HighZoolander: traylor: NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link

So can anyone answer me this - in some wavelengths (e.g., 45 seconds into this video) Venus looks transparent. Why is that?

Am I looking at Venus crossing in front of the sun, or the shadow of Venus on the sun? (I thought it was the former, but can't grasp how the planet would be transparent)


I'm certain you are not looking at the shadow of Venus on the sun.


yeah, that's what I thought.... Maybe the apparent transparency is some sort of weird reflection/refraction through Venus' atmosphere?
 
2012-06-06 02:32:26 PM  

Thelyphthoric: traylor: I'm certain you are not looking at the shadow of Venus on the sun.

I thought about this for 2 seconds and then it clicked. Nice.


Oh yeah.... (facepalm!)


/although the moon was pretty bright that day.... :)
 
2012-06-06 02:35:13 PM  

NkThrasher: HighZoolander: traylor: NASA | SDO's Ultra-high Definition View of 2012 Venus Transit
Link

So can anyone answer me this - in some wavelengths (e.g., 45 seconds into this video) Venus looks transparent. Why is that?

Am I looking at Venus crossing in front of the sun, or the shadow of Venus on the sun? (I thought it was the former, but can't grasp how the planet would be transparent)

The atmosphere on Venus might be bending those particular wavelengths more than the others. Meaning it will have a more fuzzy edge to its obstruction of the sun, possibly to the point of causing it to look transparent?

You are definitely looking at Venus obstructing light from the sun and casting a shadow on you (the observer, camera, whatever), not a shadow of Venus on the sun.


didn't see this before I posted again - that's the only thing that makes sense to me now (and now that I've finished coffee, things make more sense, lol). If so, it's definitely a quirkily unexpected effect for me.
 
2012-06-06 02:38:29 PM  

The Bad Astronomer: midigod: I wish mine had been included there.

[www.craigpatterson.com image 600x399]

Wow, that's nice. Did you send it to me? I got a LOT of pictures; I was up late editing them and making the gallery. My mousing arm is killing me. :)


I forgot to send mine to you as well, but the picture below got mentioned in the Google Hangout yesterday! You can even see a sunspot in it if you look below Venus just as the clouds begin.

i.imgur.com

What was really awesome was my super-improvised last minute setup. The 2 solar filters I ordered for my lenses didn't arrive in time, but I did have a bunch of eclipse sunglasses leftover from the annular. A few families stopped by where I was taking pictures and everyone was really happy to use the binoculars.

i.imgur.com

Thanks again for that awesome broadcast yesterday!
 
2012-06-06 02:41:33 PM  

gamempire: Thanks again for that awesome broadcast yesterday!


This can't be said enough, The Bad Astronomer, you all had by far the best and most entertaining feed I found yesterday.
 
2012-06-06 02:50:17 PM  
Imgur Album of some more pictures I took and higher resolution as well.

70-300mm lens on a Nikon D7000. I really should buy a telescope one of these days and a ring adapter and do some long exposure lunar/planetary/deep sky imaging. Anyone have some recommendations for a an intermediate to advanced telescope in the ~1k to 1.5k range?
 
2012-06-06 02:51:08 PM  

midigod: I wish mine had been included there.

[www.craigpatterson.com image 600x399]


That's a stunning pic.
 
2012-06-06 02:53:24 PM  
A nice short close-up video of the entire transit.
 
2012-06-06 02:55:12 PM  
My time lapse pictures.

i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-06 02:56:06 PM  
Phil, not sure if you saw this, but it was a good one. Airplane drive-by right past the Sun and Venus (happens in the first 15 seconds).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4BE58qAYuE&feature=related
 
2012-06-06 02:58:56 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: My time lapse pictures.

[i47.tinypic.com image 640x395]


Crap, dude. That made me laugh WAY more than it should have :-)
 
2012-06-06 03:00:53 PM  

gamempire: Phil, not sure if you saw this, but it was a good one. Airplane drive-by right past the Sun and Venus (happens in the first 15 seconds).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4BE58qAYuE&feature=related


After Abe Vigoda's Ghost's post I was expecting a different kind of flying altogether. 'Airplane' being the start of the sentence threw me I guess.

(very cool btw)
 
2012-06-06 03:07:03 PM  

midigod: No, I didn't send it to you. This would be a great opportunity for me to learn whether you like to get them individually, or through a forum. I'm never sure exactly how to send them to you! I know that's my fault.


The Bad Astronomer may be out of this thread, but can anyone else tell me how to submit to APOD? I've found a page on the site that says to send directly via email, and another link that says to do it by posting in the forum. not sure which is most correct.
 
2012-06-06 03:11:38 PM  

Cythraul: Anyone else get the music from 2001: A Space Odyssey playing in their head when they look at these pics?


My mind started playing the Police's "King of Pain"

There's a little black spot on the sun today....
 
2012-06-06 03:12:06 PM  

theorellior: midigod: I wish mine had been included there.

That's nice. Anyway you could link to an embiggened version?


Engorged, copypasta: http://www.craigpatterson.com/Stars/Astrophotography/i-P7gCzC7/0/X2/DS C4409Completed-X2.jpg
 
2012-06-06 03:14:20 PM  
Thanks everyone! We had a lot of fun yesterday, and the pictures people have are AMAZEBALLS. I wish I hadn't had to leave so abruptly at the end, but such is life doing live webcasts from home. :)
 
2012-06-06 03:15:46 PM  
Ha, just got the headline. Took me long enough! Good work subs.
 
2012-06-06 04:06:45 PM  

bluedevil: Ha, just got the headline. Took me long enough! Good work subs.


It's a shame the transit didn't happen on a Monday
 
2012-06-06 04:42:14 PM  
I didn't know Gloria was sick.
 
2012-06-06 05:53:25 PM  
Oh god. I laughed at the headline. I feel dirty. Great job, subby.
 
2012-06-06 06:34:13 PM  
That was the worst eclipse ever. It didn't even get dark here,
 
2012-06-06 06:42:47 PM  
I'll share my example I posted yesterday. There were some trees as the sun was setting near me too but I was just a minute too late to get a good shot. At one point they were framed on the left and it looked like the karate kid's logo. Posting the one I got anyway.

i47.tinypic.com

i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-06 07:31:01 PM  
Meanwhile in Dallas, it started pissing down right after I walked out of a store with a box full of books.

We need the rain more than I needed to observe.
 
2012-06-06 07:36:04 PM  
My best picture from the day

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-06 07:48:18 PM  
This one's not going to win any prizes, but at least I have proof that I saw it.
img152.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-06 08:19:45 PM  

midigod: Engorged, copypasta:


Suh-weet!
 
2012-06-07 05:55:29 AM  

gaspode: My best picture from the day

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


nice one
 
2012-06-07 12:32:33 PM  

gaspode: My best picture from the day

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


Beautiful.

\wished we had a Coronado
 
2012-06-07 08:39:00 PM  
BTW... +1 on the headline.
 
2012-06-07 10:42:32 PM  

GypsyJoker: gaspode: My best picture from the day

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

Beautiful.

\wished we had a Coronado


We are very lucky to have a 6 inch Lunt, expect to achieve some amazing pictures in the near future as we learn how to use it!
 
2012-06-07 11:04:34 PM  

gaspode: GypsyJoker: gaspode: My best picture from the day

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

Beautiful.

\wished we had a Coronado

We are very lucky to have a 6 inch Lunt, expect to achieve some amazing pictures in the near future as we learn how to use it!


Awesome--hope you get some opportunities to post them here.
 
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