|Short report about viewing of Venus Transit at 8 June 2004. Please, excuse me for my poor English and numerous mistakes in this story. Yours Venusly, Alex Golovin, Berdyansk.
Short report about viewing of Venus Transit at 8 June 2004.
As for many of us, Venus Transit is very interesting and unique event. And, perhaps, all of us wonna observe it. Am I right? In other side, our weather sometime present to us very “good” things, which we don’t want to receive. The same situation was at Berdyansk at the June, 8, 2004, when Venus Transit occur. Let me, please, dear Reader, just to share with you some of my photos, impressions and emotions after seeing of this event. At the photo below, you can see how cloudy it was when the transit began. It was so boring to understand that you cannot see event, which didn’t see any leaving person. To wait for 120 years just for to see clouds??? You can see it at the picture 1.
The most “wonderful” thing we could expect began in few minutes later – the rain! Just in time! You can see it at the picture 2.
But sometime later some, so-called, “windows” appeared at our Berdyansk sky. I used this excellent opportunity to see (just to see, not to observe) this rare transit. I used an old small school refractor (60 mm) for my viewing. You can see it at the picture 3.
It helped me a lot! Even through many clouds I could saw Sun’ disk with Venus! It is amazing! And using digital camera one of my friend and classmate, I take several pictures of this event. Of course, I understand that my pictures is bad. But my goal wasn’t to take serious scientific pictures. It is just for the memory about this day. And, please, take into account, that it was very cloudy and sometimes rainy! So, I can believe, that for this conditions it is not worse.
And closer to Venus… You can see it at the picture in table bottom. I am very happy that I could saw this crossing! So, I didn’t miss it! Hurray!
I would like to thank Illya Pustovit, who kindly gave me a permission to use his digital camera for taking pictures of this Venus Transit and helped me a lot with working on gotten pictures. Without him it would be impossible to take this pictures. Also I want to say “Thank you!” to my school directions, which allowed me to use for seeing their refractor. It was very useful and helpful for me. And in the end, let me to thank our cloudy sky, which (maybe feeling love to astronomy and astronomers) give me a chance to see Venus above Sun’ surface. Well, thank to our sky also for letting me don’t to miss this event!
Dear Reader! Thank you for your attention to this my fool report. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via e-mail: email@example.com Please, excuse me for my poor English and numerous mistakes in this story. Yours Venusly, Alex Golovin