At this point, Venus is completely in front of the Sun.
June 5, 2012
At a certain point, because of the atmosphere of Venus, there’s a kind of teardrop shape as it completely enters the Sun – this is at that moment.
This image is from the start of the Transit. More images soon.
April 19, 2012
Mars is shrinking quickly in the telescope, but I was still able to make out some detail and the camera was able to capture it. It’s about half the size it was a month ago.
March 25, 2012
I’m not willing to stay up until past 2 to try to image the recent Mars “anomaly”. (Which is probably just a high altitude storm) I did take this quick shot this evening, though.
March 9, 2012
Tonight was pretty nice for viewing and I was able to get a decent shot of Mars once it rose significantly above my roof. While not quite as clear as Monday’s image, I think this still shows off the red planet pretty nicely.
March 5, 2012
Tonight was chilly but clear and once Mars rose above my house and moved away from the heat shimmers near the roof, it was possible to get it in very precise focus. I was able to visually see most of the details evident in this image (the polar cap, the dark regions and the clouds as well) in the eyepiece and they came through on the camera as well.
March 4, 2012
I got up early (3:15) to capture Mars at its largest for the year. It was reasonably clear, but windy and a fair amount of haze, but I got a decent image anyway. I hope to have a really good night for viewing soon – I’d like to get a really good image.
March 1, 2012
Venus is getting higher and larger in the sky. In a month or so it’ll be really, really big.
February 27, 2012
Unfortunately, by the time Mars rose above my house, it was starting to get cloudy, but I still was able to make out surface features and the polar ice cap on the bottom of the planet.