Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Sic Transit Venus
The iTelescope SSO webcam is going well with some dropouts,
The Universe Today webcam is going strong.
Can't currently connect to the RiAus livestream or the transit.org livestream, and astronomers without borders website has disappeared.
UPDATE: The Sun is toying with me!
The transit seen from the Solar Dynamic Orbiter http://ow.ly/i/FYep/original
UPDATE: the RiAus Adelaide livestream is overwhelmed, but the Perth one should come online soon.
UPDATE 9:57 am: My first (out of focus) mobile phone image http://astroblogger.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/mobile-phone-transit.html
SDO transit movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
UPDATE 10:18 am: Nice picture here https://p.twimg.com/AuqrJzfCMAAm_h3.jpg
UPDATE 10:40 am: SDO images here http://venustransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/
RiAus Perth livestream online and looking good http://livestreaming.riaus.org.au/
UPDATE 11:47 am: Long stretch of clear sky, several pictures taken aroun mid transit, mobile phone images still disappointing despite crispness of projected image http://astroblogger.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/venus-at-mid-transit-by-mobile.html
Apparent a backhoe has gone through the cable providing livestreaming to several sites.
UPDATE 12:38 pm: Recharging camera batteries, lots of pictures. They may not be great. UQLD has a livestream http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/public/transit/transit.php
UPDATE 12:51 pm: Clouds again, livestream from exploratorium at Manua Loa, http://virtualtelescope.bellatrixobservatory.org/webtv.html
intermittent cloud at Siding Spring
UPDATE 2:55 pm: Battled clouds and trees but saw Venus egress. Pretty amazing. Will have to sort out images and make an animation now.