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Old June 8th 04, 06:28 AM
Larry
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I'm sure most of you will be out an about at events today, but I'm at home
right now. The sun is being naughty and hiding behind clouds right now, but
it looks quite clear, and will get so later. I may miss ContactII, but
hopefully I'll have a good view of the rest of the transit.

Anyone else observing from home? Got any good views yet?


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Old June 8th 04, 06:57 AM
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"Larry" wrote in message
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I'm sure most of you will be out an about at events today, but I'm at home
right now. The sun is being naughty and hiding behind clouds right now,

but
it looks quite clear, and will get so later. I may miss ContactII, but
hopefully I'll have a good view of the rest of the transit.

Anyone else observing from home? Got any good views yet?



Fair amount of broken high cloud here in Bristol and aside from having to
keep moving the scope to avoid the neighbours tree I've gotten about 200
good shots already

Tony


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Old June 8th 04, 07:17 AM
Paul Richardson
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"Larry" wrote in message
et...

it looks quite clear, and will get so later. I may miss ContactII, but
hopefully I'll have a good view of the rest of the transit.

Anyone else observing from home? Got any good views yet?



Bit frustrating here in Gtr Manchester with great swathes of thundery
mid level cloud and fairly thick high stuff.

Did see Venus for about 10 seconds at 7am, well after contact II, but
exciting anyway!
Cloud thicker now hopefully more later.

Paul
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Old June 8th 04, 07:19 AM
Tim Auton
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"Larry" wrote:

I'm sure most of you will be out an about at events today, but I'm at home
right now. The sun is being naughty and hiding behind clouds right now, but
it looks quite clear, and will get so later. I may miss ContactII, but
hopefully I'll have a good view of the rest of the transit.

Anyone else observing from home? Got any good views yet?


Yup, I'm sitting in my back garden with several bin liners covering my
kit Two tiny bunts of (very big) rain. I can see where each drop
landed, it was very light.

I didn't expect to get contact 1 due to the houses in the way, but I
had some hope for contact 2. Sadly I've missed that and the mother of
all clouds is currently sitting over the sun.

So, in the last hour I've seen nothing, but that may all change in a
minute as I can see the sun approaching the edge of the cloud...


Tim
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Old June 8th 04, 07:29 AM
Jonathan Silverlight
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I'm sure most of you will be out an about at events today, but I'm at home
right now. The sun is being naughty and hiding behind clouds right now, but
it looks quite clear, and will get so later. I may miss ContactII, but
hopefully I'll have a good view of the rest of the transit.

Anyone else observing from home? Got any good views yet?


I missed first contact but had lovely clear skies for the ingress. Lots
of pictures already - one would be one more than I got for Mercury!
The sun is currently behind a patch of thin cloud which hampers pictures
so I'm inside catching up on news and watching the live feed from
Leicester University http://www.star.le.ac.uk/venus/
Lovely close-up!
I think alt.binaries.pictures.astro is in for a good day!
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Old June 8th 04, 07:32 AM
Paul Richardson
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Excellent view for about 2 minutes between clouds and through trees
here!

Paul
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Old June 8th 04, 07:46 AM
Tim Auton
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Paul Richardson wrote:

Excellent view for about 2 minutes between clouds and through trees
here!


Yay! Just seen it. A bit larger than I expected and beautifully
defined and dark. Perhaps it wasn't venus after all, but Planet X ;-)


Tim
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