|First contact||Venus enters solar disk||07:19:58|
|Second contact||Venus completely on solar disk||07:39:37|
|Greatest transit||Least distance to center of solar disk||10:22:33|
|Third contact||Venus starts leaving solar disk||13:04:01|
|Fourth contact||Venus leaves solar disk||13:23:19|
Images of the transit. For details about the images
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|07:20:32||just after first contact|
|07:40:55||just after second contact|
|10:23:11||just after greatest transit|
|13:03:40||just before third contact|
|13:20:40||three minutes to fourth contact|
have been taken with Baader AstroSolar filter,
Meade 8 inch f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain scope, f/6.3
flip mirror, Ploessl 25 mm eyepiece and a Nikon Coolpix 4500
Mounted on a Vixen GPDX mount and guided with Vixen SkySensor 2000 PC.
The optical combination is by far not the optimum. But it gives a chance
to view and take pictures without lots of changes in the equipment.
At wide angle, the Nikon Coolpix gets the complete sun on the image.
With 4x optical zoom parts of the sun can be captured. All images have been
taken at full wide angle or with 4x optical zoom.
The location was in Klein-Winternheim near the Paul-Baumann-Observatory which is operated by the AAG Mainz e.V.
Thank's to www.astro-sc.de for the good service delivering the Baader AstroSolar filter foil.
Optical combination without focal reducer: flip mirror, eyepice, ScopeTronics Digi-T ring and step ring, Nikon Coolpix 4500.
Last revised: 15th. Sep. 2004