Venus Transit Public Observing

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Open to Public

Type: Outreach

Held on: Jun 05, 2012 (Tue) at 03:00 PM to Jun 05, 2012 (Tue) at 09:00 PM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

Venus Transit Public Observing


Latitude 47.68136, Longitude -122.3408605


Denis, Zong, and David went to Pierce College at Fort Steilacom at 2:30PM for observation of the Venus Transit. We joined Dave, Ray, and a few other TAS members. Pictures posted below are Ray's pictures.

Ray, Dave, and I set up just in time to see ingress/Contact I but we didn't have cameras set up until later.
Denis took the SAS PST and a 10" dob with a filter. Zong had his Meade ETX with image projection on a piece of white paper.
I have the Celestron 8" SCT with a Baeder sun filter. I started with the 1-1/4 26mm and then switched to the 2" 40mm.
The view through the 2" was spectacular. It was easy to shoot pictures and I helped a lot of people do just that.

We had a great day and saw more than 500 people.

David W. Ingram


Number of Supporters: 3

Number of Attendees: 500

Number of Telescopes: 3

Duration (hours): 6.0



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