Transit of Venus 2012 in Hydrogen-Alpha
This image shows the transit of venus, often believed to be the biggest astronomical event of 2012, which took place on 5-6 June. Transits occur when Venus passes directly between the Earth and the Sun, which looks like a small black disc passing across the face of the sun. They appear 8 years apart, and in pairs, with each pair seperated by over a century. This image is proudced by a stack of 200 frames shot between third and fourth contact.
Born digital photograph entitled 'Transit of Venus 2012 in Hydrogen-Alpha', by Chris Warren, dated 6 June 2012
Taken with a Lunt LS60THa telescope; Point Grey Grasshopper Express (ICX674) camera
Winner of Our Solar System category in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012.
Object number: ZBA8697
- Image reference: CWA0001
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Copyright of the artist.
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