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Friday, December 5

Venus Occultation - The Movie

Well the weather co-operated for a change and the whole event was visible, only slightly marred by a few whispy clouds. I hope some of you managed to see it too.

I took some shots of disappearance and reappearance using a Digital SLR camera with a 300mm lens on a fixed tripod. some of these have been combined into short video showing Venus re-emerging from behind the Moon (greatly speeded up, the actual length of this sequence was about 5 minutes)

You can see more pictures taken before and after on my website here

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