I met some travellers from an antique
Venus in transit across the sun
and Hatshepsut arising from the desert sand.
(With apologies to
Transit was viewed at Luxor, Egypt during tour with Civilized Adventures and RASC Calgary
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Hydrogen alpha images for download-
to download, right click on thumbnail and select
"save target as"
- images may be used with appropriate credit
Technical info: H alpha scope:
H alpha scope:Solarview, 50 mm aperture (no central obstruction), 400 mm focal length; f/8, bandwidth 0.7 angstroms
Info re images:
ingress.jpg; - original images shot at prime focus with 2.5X Televue Powermate, Fuji S2 digital camera with raw acquisition at iso 100;composite of one image exposed at 1/500 for surface detail and another image exposed at 1/30 for prominences. Images processed and composited in Adobe Photoshop CS using red channel only, unsharp mask, contrast and color balance and layers.
midtransitcrop.jpg - as above but cropped and rotated to match traditional orientation of transit path
ingressblackdrop.jpg - single 1/60 exposure with minimal adjustment in photoshop - contrast and darkness
transithatshepsut.jpg - photoshop composite image of midtransitcrop.jpg and single image of hatshepsut taken at her temple
- download as above - right click and save target as
pyramids.jpg bus 1 mosque.jpg bus 1
abusimbel.jpg galabeya party.jpg
Calgary RASC Venus Transit 2004
Dean Huxley album