Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Venus transits the sun Bloemfontein 2004


Information: Venus transits the sun. Prof. Matie Hoffman (right) and Hannes Calitz, observer at Boyden Observatory (both from the Department of Physics, University of the Free State) are watching the transit of Venus in front of the sun closely with the “sun telescope” (20 cm Celeostat  Solar Telescope). Notice the small black circle (Venus) close to Prof. Hoffman’s cap, in front of the mammoth sun.  

Date: 8 June 2004
Time: Place: Boyden Observatory
Equipment: Nikon F3 (Film); 50mm f1.8 lens.
Technique: Negatives were scanned and image was finalised in Photoshop
Photographer: Hannes Pieterse

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