Venus and the Sun

Venus and the Sun. Photo Credit: Bob Vanderbei

Venus and the Sun. Photo Credit: Bob Vanderbei


Bob Vanderbei took pictures of the Sun and Venus on the same day (May 19, just two weeks before the transit) using the same equipment (Canon DSLR on 3.5″ Questar) and combined them into this montage in which Venus is moved close to the Sun.

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2 Responses to Venus and the Sun

  1. Pavel Studenkov (past member of AAAP) says:

    A striking composite image by Dr Vanderbei! Although not a straight shot, using the same equipment gives it certain credibility unlike sweeping landscapes with giant Moons that one sees in calendars. I’d like to share a link to my gallery of transit images which were captured in Sunnyvale, California (my current home): http://www.picasaweb.com/pstudenkov/transitofvenus5june2012. Close-up shots were done with a Panaonic ZS7 camera looking through a 32mm eyepiece on a 6″ Mak.

    My best wishes to all club members – clear skies!
    Pavel Studenkov (past member)

  2. Teresa says:

    Hi there, I enjoy reading all of your post.
    I like to write a little comment to support you.

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