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Check out my website, where I've put some movies that were made of the Venus transit. www.astrobril.nl/Venusovergang.html These movies were made using a Philips ToUCam Pro webcam behind a 153mm Newtonian or a 102mm Maksutov-Cassegrain.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Nov 3, 2004 1:43:57 GMT -6
Thank you for your first post and the link to the Venus Transit fro the Netherlands. It is always great to see the event from a different perspective and especially from the other side of the world!
I enjoyed the still images on your Venus page, and even if I couldn't read most of the captions, astronomers share a common language of adventure and exploration.
I have just viewed the ani of the transit, and it is by far...the best that I have viewed of the event...anywhere! The Sousa 'Transit of Venus" tune also added to the drama and very appropriate , as I also like to play classical music while sharing public views through my telescope.
We did not get the "Teardrop" effect much here in Chicago, but in your capture it is clearly visible. Excellent!
Introducing the "players" who observed the event with you was cool as well with their various types of equipment.
Very good production and thanks for sharing with us .
Thank you Joe. I very much like (positive) response. I must admit that I also was thrilled by the fact that John Sousa was so inspired by the transit in the 19th century. For me it was a great pleasure to host a guest from the US, Wynne Lienhardt from Texas. I also made a 45 minutes DVD of the event which also shows the atmosphere under which we expierenced the transit. It is in PAL, but nowadays most DVD-player can playback this. If anyone is interested please drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org