Contains:  Solar system body or event
Transit of Venus, 


            José J. Chambó
Transit of Venus, 


            José J. Chambó

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade SC 8" LX-5

Imaging cameras: Nokia 3650 VGA

Mounts: Meade LX5

Software: Jasc Software Paintshop Pro

Accessory: Unknown 12.5 mm ocular  ·  Meade 25 mm Plossl

Date: June 8, 2004

Time: 09:21

Frames: 4

Focal length: 2000

Resolution: 1024x640

Locations: Algemesí - Valencia (Spain), Algemesí, Valencia, Spain


A Venus' transit is when this planet pass through the Sun, seen from our planet. This happens when Sun, Venus and Earth are aligned, this phenomenom is a bit frecuent: the last before this was at 1882 and two next would at 2012 and 2117. During a Transit the observer can see a black disc (Venus) crossing the solar surface.

This is a composition of four frames taked during the Transit of Venus at 2004 by afocal projection, putting the camera of a mobile phone on the ocular of telescope, and a mylar filter on the objective to decrease a 99,999% the Sun's brightness. Images are a secuence of last transit phase (9:21, 9:26, 10:39 y 11:08 U.t. from left to right), in those it can see the image of Sun between clouds intervals that hid much of phenomenom from Algemesí (Spain).

More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A(in Spanish)



Transit of Venus, 


            José J. Chambó