Introduction: Pictures I Took Today(June 5th, 2012) of the Venus Transit

These pictures aren't very good quality, but they are better than nothing.  These were taken in Buffalo, NY, USA from 6:00pm to 7:30pm EST.

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pfred2 made it! (author)2012-06-05

You need to clean your optics. I can see a spot in your pictures.

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trevorcgross made it! (author)trevorcgross2012-06-06

Yeah, I tried to, but it's somewhere inside the camera. I'll try to maybe take it to Best Buy or something to get it fixed.

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Marcaine Art made it! (author)Marcaine Art2012-06-06

I could be wrong but I think he was joking. I believe the "spot" is Venus :-)

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

You may be right. Just think, now we all have to wait another 150 years for this non-event to occur again.

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You're veering into troll-dom. If astronomy isn't your thing, why comment?

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

Your opinion matters to me why?

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Dunno, but evidently you feel the rest of humanity stands to benefit from your wisdom. I'm here as a corrective. You have no idea what you're talking about; you're spouting nonsense in an inflamatory way, hence the "Troll" label. You're free to prove me wrong, of course. I won't object if you suddenly stop venting your spleen on other people's instructables.

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

The only thing evident here is you projecting. Good luck with that.

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Rats. Right again.

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Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2012-06-06

"Non event"?

Do you have any idea of the significance of the transit to modern science and exploration?

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

No. I just read your linked article and I still don't either. Tell me, how exactly did it impact you?

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Kiteman made it! (author)Kiteman2012-06-06

*sigh*

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

Succinctly summed up. Excellent job!

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trevorcgross made it! (author)trevorcgross2012-06-06

I changed the cover pic, but on the one before, there are 2 black spots, along with others inside the lens. The big black dot is Venus.

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pfred2 made it! (author)pfred22012-06-06

Are you sure? It is all rather remote to me. Fair chance I'll never go to Venus. I hear it is terribly hot there this time of year ...

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Kiteman made it! (author)2012-06-06

Nice job (far better than the pictures from my part of the world - it was cloudy).

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k2jsv made it! (author)2012-06-06

If not there is a little cleaning to be done, but great photos.. got Venus and sunspots. I got a few decent shots by mounting some #14 welders glass to the end of my telephoto lense on my DSLR.