TQ2455 : Transit of Venus

taken 14 years ago, near to Kingswood, Surrey, Great Britain

Transit of Venus
Transit of Venus
A group of engineers and scientists gather early in the morning before (possibly) more mundane real work starts, to observe the first transit of Venus across the sun's disc in living memory.

The telescope in the picture provided stunning pictures of the entire sequence using digital photography and also through the eyepiece - the actual photos taken can be observed at LinkExternal link

Others (including myself, equipped with a pair of binoculars to project the sun's image onto a card) had brought alternative ways of viewing the transit too - but the most innovative "viewing device" can also be seen in the picture - observe the traffic cone experiencing a new purpose as a pinhole camera to the right of the picture!

It worked too!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 June, 2004   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 January, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 247 559 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.3155N 0:12.7881W
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