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Photographer:

Tim Straub

Email:

tstraub1@mac.com

Location of Photo:

Prosser, WA

Date/Time of photo:

June 5, 2012 around 6:30 PM PDT

Equipment:

10", 1200 mm FL Dobsonian reflector, F 4.7 with 21 mm eyepiece. Camera: Panasonic Lumix, ISO 200, f 3.9, 1/500 exposure.

Description:

The skies cleared in Prosser in eastern Washington State around 4 PM. This was taken with a simple "point and shoot" digital camera through my telescope. Venus was a fairly clear and focused disk, and several sunspot groups were present. The best views were after 5:30 PM PDT until sunset.

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