Transit of Venus

The day here in Pukekohe started with heavy rain, and did not look promising, however we managed 45 minutes from about C II onwards.

Unfortunatly there was too much wind for the Meade which had a custom filter fitted for the occasion, so we projected the image through an 8″ Dob onto a piece of paper with much success.

Visable were Venus, as well as some sun spots and faculae.

When the clouds rolled back in we continued to follow coverage on NASA TV which provided an excellent programe.  All in all it was a fantastic day, and reports from around the country indicate similar results.