Jodrell Bank: Venus Transit Images

This page contains still images from the event. These images were taken by various people at Jodrell Bank Observatory on the morning of 8th June 2004. The copyright of these images belong to the people credited below. Thanks to everyone who allowed their images to be displayed here.

Did you see the 'black drop' effect? Not many people seem to have observed it. Let us know if you did or didn't see the 'black drop' effect by sending an email with details of your telescope/camera/filter/observing location to slowe (at) jb.man.ac.uk

  1. Image: Maccelsfield Astronomical Society observing the transit from beneath the Lovell Telescope. (07:00 BST)
    Credit: Stuart Lowe
  2. Image: Observers on the roof of the Lovell Control building. (07:00 BST)
    Credit: Stuart Lowe
  3. Image: Observers on the roof of the Lovell Control building with the Lovell Telescope in the background. (07:15 BST)
    Credit: David Champion
  4. Image: Venus transiting the Sun (07:28 BST)
    Credit: Ian Morison
  5. Image: Shortly after second contact. Transit observed using projection method. (06:48 BST)
    Credit: Megan Argo
  6. Image: Ian Morison and Fred the Weatherman filming for Granada TV (08:15 BST)
    Credit: Barnabas Rugyendo
  7. Image: Second contact taken with a Takahashi Sky 90 405mm (07:06 BST)
    Credit: Richard & Andrew Jackson
  8. Image: Venus during transit taken with a Takahashi Sky 90 405mm (08:22 BST)
    Credit: Richard & Andrew Jackson
  9. Image: Venus during transit taken with a Takahashi Sky 90 405mm (08:40 BST)
    Credit: Richard & Andrew Jackson
  10. Image: Mid transit taken with ETX 90 (about 09:00 BST)
    Credit: Derek & Angela Sherwin
  11. Image: Mid transit taken with ETX 90 (about 09:00 BST)
    Credit: Derek & Angela Sherwin
  12. Image: Second contact using an ETX 90 with a Nikon 990 digital camera
    Credit: Lucy Rogers & Stephen J Griffiths
  13. Image: Second contact (black drop visible) using an ETX 90 with a Nikon 990 digital camera
    Credit: Lucy Rogers & Stephen J Griffiths
  14. Image: Venus during transit seen projected with a Celestron 8 inch on to a sheet of plastic (9:41 BST)
    Credit: Dave Ogden, Macclesfield Astronomical Society
  15. Image: Image of third contact taken with a Coronado Helios I using a Hydrogen alpha filter and a webcam (12:04 BST)
    Credit: Tim O'Brien and Anthony Holloway
  16. Image: Between third and fourth contact taken with a Coronado Helios I using a Hydrogen alpha filter and a webcam (12:16 BST)
    Credit: Tim O'Brien and Anthony Holloway
  17. Image: Just after third contact (12:11 BST)
    Credit: Ian Morison
  18. Image: Just before fourth contact (12:14 BST)
    Credit: Ian Morison
  19. Image: During transit taken with a Coronado Helios I using a Hydrogen alpha filter and a webcam (10:19 BST)
    Credit: Anthony Holloway and Tim O'Brien
  20. Image: During transit with vapour trails visible across the Sun using an ETX 90 with a Nikon 990 digital camera.
    Credit: Lucy Rogers & Stephen J Griffiths
  21. Image: Composite image of the transit made from 4 images to show some of the other features visible on the Sun's disc.
    Credit: Anthony Holloway and Tim O'Brien
  22. Image: Transit projected with a small pair of binoculars onto paper and imaged with a camera phone. Taken outside the Biology department of the University of Manchester.
    Credit: Chris Lockwood

More pictures coming soon...

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