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Dave McCarter's 2004 image of Venus near the Solar limb

Dave McCarter's 2004 image of Venus near the Solar limb

Dave McCarter took this image through an ETX90 with an objective filter. It's a fine image, and even more impressive when one realizes his OTA was buffeted by high winds at the time! Image courtesy of Dave McCarter (©Dave McCarter)

Mike Mah's image of the 2004 transit in Egypt

Mike Mah's image of the 2004 transit in Egypt

In 2004 the RASC Calgary Centre organized a transit expedition, during which Mike Mah was able to take both this image of Venus transiting, and that of the sculpture of Hatshepsut to create a very effective composite picture. Image courtesy of Mike Mah. Image courtesy Mike Mah and the RASC Calgary Centre (©Mike Mah)

Mike Mah's image of internal ingress at the 2004 transit

Mike Mah's image of internal ingress at the 2004 transit

Image courtesy Mike Mah and the RASC Calgary Centre (©Mike Mah).

Samuel Cooper 1882 ToV photos

Samuel Cooper 1882 ToV photos

Rare amateur astrophotographs of the 1882 transit. Samuel Cooper, a poor but resourceful "day-labourer astronomer" (to use Allan Chapman's term), was known as the "Optical Bricklayer" from his contributions to the English Mechanic and the World of Science. He used a 23cm silver-on-glass Newtonian reflector and a camera of his own manufacture to take these images. They survive today on this rare lantern slide. The images came into the RASC's possession in 1911, the gift of G. Parry Jenkins, an acquaintance of Cooper's. Image ©RASC.

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