Venus transiting in front of the Sun disk is no longer a
significant event from the scientific point of view (Venus transits
were observed in an effort to actually measure real distances in our
Solar system when only relative distances calculated from Kepler laws
were known). Still, it is quite rare, interesting and also beautiful
and some generations have no chance to see it at all. We present
images captured by astrophotographer Martin Myslivec with G1-2000 CCD
camera on Lunt Halpha solar telescope.
Rising Sun, distorted by atmosphere, with dark Venus
silhouette. Image captured by ordinary 400 mm telephoto lens without filter.
Following images were captured through narrow-band Halpha solar
telescope. 250 best images of 500 were used to stack the images.
Because Venus motion is visible during acquisition of 500 frames,
Venus image is stacked from only 50 frames not to be blurred by
Composition image of Venus exiting the solar disk. Second image is
so-called third contact (Venus touches disk border) and the
fourth image shows fourth contact—Venus leaves
solar disk for more than 100 years.
All images on this page courtesy Martin