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Craig & Tammy Temple



Location of Photo:

Gallatin, TN, USA

Date/Time of photo:

June 5, 2012


Telescope: Lunt Solar Systems LS60THa/B1200CPT Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: Imaging Source DMK31 Exposure: 3.9 - 4.8ms Gain: 370 - 397 Length: 1:00 @ 30fps (each frame) Acquisition: Fire Capture Processing: Registax 6 Post-processing: ImagesPlus 4.5b; Adobe Photoshop CS5 Capture time: June 5, 2012, 5:05 - 7:13pm Capture conditions: transparency: Above avg 4/5; seeing: Poor 2/5


On June 5, 2012 we packed up our equipment and drove up to Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, TN where we joined the Cumberland Astronomical Society for their public outreach of the Venus Transit. While there, we captured all the data for this image and shared the views on our computer screen with the folks that streamed in and out. This image shows intervals of Venus in transit from 5:05pm CST until 7:13pm CST. It was a real treat to be a part of this once-in-our-lifetime event since it will not happen again for 105 years.




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