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transit of venus, at the horizon

This was the last photo we were able to get of this once in a lifetime event, just before it dipped behind the trees. And yes, it required special filters. Aiming your camera at the sun without loads of protection isn't really the best idea.

It's remarkable knowing you're looking at another complete planet but there's no spectacular color. Guess I could fix that on PhotoShop but it would be fakery, so I suppose this view is the best to share.

We also have an 8' telescope, again with specialty filters, which provided a more spectacular view – including a clear shot of the sun spots visible from Earth. But the dark glasses that came along with the filters were pretty  much useless.

Other sites have much more impressive shots, using much more expensive equipment but this is our most impressive offering. Hope you enjoy it!

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