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Photographer:

Dick Locke

Email:

dick@dl-digital.com

Location of Photo:

The Woodlands, TX, USA

Date/Time of photo:

6/5/2012

Equipment:

Nikon D7000 camera, 1/160s at ISO 200, Takahashi TOA 130 Telescope (a 5" APO refractor) with Tak 1.6 extender for 1600mm focal length, Thousand Oaks solar filter, AP 900GTO mount

Description:

This image captures both the June 5th 2012 Venus transit and a jet plane plus contrails crossing the sun. Initially I thought Venus was obscured by clouds on this frame, but a closer look & subsequent processing in Photoshop reveal the planet is indeed present in the frame!

Website:

http://www.dl-digital.com/images/Astronomy/Planets/VenusTransitPlane_DSC5265_copyright.JPG

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