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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Shoot the Moon

I failed to get a shot of the Transit of Venus this evening. I tried to buy a solar filter for my camera, but when I called Crick, I think I must have been the fiftieth person calling today with the same question. No, they don't carry them, and every place they know to try is confirmed sold-out. I managed to make a pinhole viewer out of a long three-inch diameter rocket tube and some tin foil, but the sun I projected was maybe 3/16" of an inch in diameter, no way to see the little speck of Venus. I did take this shot of the moon the other night. Kind of disappointing, really, but with only 105mm focal length, max, to work with, this is what I get (after I crop to it).

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