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Forum topic by Brett posted 06-06-2012 12:40 AM 644 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2012 12:40 AM

Here’s a picture of Venus transiting the Sun. We used an old Newtonian telescope to project an image onto a piece of cardboard lined with sheets of printer paper. Venus is the black dot and the other black smudges are sun spots.

(By the way, don’t ever use a telescope to look directly at the Sun.)

-- More tools, fewer machines.


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#1 posted 06-06-2012 12:55 AM

Great picture…thanks for posting it.

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#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:40 AM

Awesome! It’s been too cloudy up here in the northeast to see it. Thanks for the pic.

-- That hoopy frood really knows where his towel is.

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#3 posted 06-06-2012 02:41 AM

Awesome! It’s been too cloudy up here in the northeast to see it. Thanks for the pic.

-- That hoopy frood really knows where his towel is.

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#4 posted 06-06-2012 09:25 PM

Thanks for sharing!

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