Flintstone Stargazing

June 5, 2012

Venus Transit

At this point, Venus is completely in front of the Sun.

Venus Transit Teardrop

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.

The Transit of Venus has begun

This image is from the start of the Transit. More images soon.

October 9, 2010

Io transiting Jupiter on 10-8-10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Jupiter, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 12:28 am

While trying out some stuff tonight I noticed that Io would be transiting Jupiter tonight and so I set up to capture it. You can see Io in front of Jupiter while it’s shadow creates an eclipse on the cloud tops of the planet. Very cool. I also had a couple visitors this evening who enjoyed seeing Io emerge from in front of Jupiter while its shadow continued across.

September 18, 2010

Jupiter with Io and Ganymede transiting on 9/17/10

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Jupiter, Observation Journal — Tags: , , — Ed @ 11:31 am

I stayed up late enough last night that Jupiter got above my roofline for me to image and I happened to catch the Ganymede transit as it begin. Visually, I could make out the shadow more clearly than the moon and the camera was able to capture it as well.

The Shocking Blue Green Theme. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.