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The Venus Transit

June 6, 2012 2 comments


This is the last Venus Transit against the sun in your life, the next Transit will be around the year 2117.
Today the 6th of june 2012 the Venus will pass in front of the sun and it will be visible from the earth.

My Location: Doha – Qatar, 25.3 N, 51.5 E
Local Time: GMT +3

First contact was @ 1:08am Local Time it takes 18minutes for Venus to be full inside the sun, the event start while the sun is Below the horizon, the sun rised @ 4:47am localtime and I start taking photos @ 5:17am localtime at that time Venus was at it’s halfway journey to leave the sun, the leaving time 7:37am and last contact was @ 7:54am.

عبور كوكب الزهره من امام الشمس

هذا الحدث لن يتكرر قبل سنة 2117 ميلادية وهو عبور كوكب الزهرة من امام الشمس، وسيتمكن سكان الارض من متابعه هذا الحدث الذي سوف يستغرق قرابة ال 6 ساعات ، ستبدا عند غروب الشمس في قارة امريكا يوم 5-6-2012 وسنتمكن في الشرق الاوسط من رؤية الحدث عند شروق الشمس يوم 6-6-2012 ويكون الكوكب قد قطع نصف المسافة تقريبا

الصورة التالية تم التقاطها فالساعه 5:17 دقيقه صباحا وتظهر فيها الزهرة وهي دائره مظلمه قي الجزء العلوي من قرص الشمس



My camera:
I use Nikon D90 with Sigma 500mm and 2x-Teleconverter mounted to a tripod with Home-Made filter

During the Transit session I take around 1000 pictures here are some of them..

First shot, @ 5:17am the sun just rise behind some buildings..


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Here is another photo @ 5:45am



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And here is the inside contact (The Black Drop) @ 7:39am localtime



















Other Photos with Grid will be published on the Venus Transit 2012 section ..Here



More Photos of the Sun-Spots… Click Here

More photos for the MooN.. Click Here.





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Ali,

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Orange, Blue and the Green

March 28, 2012 Leave a comment



The Sunset is the perfect time to catch great colors starts from the sky to the grass. Here is a photo back to 2010 from Ingatestone, UK.



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Ali,

The X-Class Flare – Spot 1302

September 24, 2011 1 comment



This is a photo of the Sun Spot Named: 1302 as in 24th of Sep. 2011, it is an X-Class Spot very huge that it appear with 500mm lens and 2x converter with homemade filter.
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Another one with BW and sun filter.. [Click to enlarge]



















And this one i add the BW filter in the Photoshop.. [Click to enlarge]



















More photos on the Sun Spot Project page… Click Here

The Sun-Spots @ 9-9-2011 16:11:51pm GMT+3

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment



Here are three Sun-Spots i fond on the sun of the 9th of Sep. 2011 16:11pm GMT+3 QATAR Sky. I use the Nikon D90 with Sigma 50-500mm and x2 Teleconverter with Home made sun filter.





























See all my Sun-Sopt photos..

To be able to take a shot of the sun i create what i can call it “Sun Eclipse Lens Cover” it is very simple and easy to build it at home read the details of How to create a Sun Eclipse Lens cover on my Blog.

Sun Eclipse Lens cover … Create One..

June 20, 2011 9 comments

How to create a sun eclipse cover for the camera lens you have?

What do you need?
* Cardboard – any color.
* A4 paper or any paper that can be twisted around the lens.
* Camera Film.
* Tape (Masking/Duct Tape)
* The lens that you want to use. (I prepare two covers for my Nikon 70-300mm, and Sigma 50-500mm)

Assemble it..
* Put the lens on the card board and draw a circle around the lens.
* Draw a rectangle in the middle of the circle and cut it out,
The cutting area must be smaller than the film width/height.

The RED rectangular is the Film size, you have to cut the GRAY (Smaller) rectangular




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* Fix the film on the card,

for now, you have the cardboard and the Film taped on it you need another one step to start shooting the sun in the mid of day.






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* Make a Cylinder of the A4 and use the tape to fix it.
* Place the Card inside the Cylinder (on the top of one side – left 1cm) and use the tape to fix it.



Now you have this, and it’s complete, just fix it on the top of the lens and shot the sun.





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Final result… the cover for the Nikon 70-300mm



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Done …


Here is a shots for the sun and it was great to see the small black spot on the sun! i don’t know what is it but it’s there you can see it, too make sure it is not a dust on my lens; i move the camera to the right and left but the spot dose’t move which mean it it not on the camera it is something on the sun or close to it it may be a planet… Have Fun



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The Camera Setting
Exposure Time = 1/1250″
F Number = F13
Exposure Program = Manual
Date Time Original = 2011-06-20 16:02:48
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 1000mm