In Transit

I set up some simple 10×50 binoculars on my tripod, and after a tiny bit of fiddling, out pops the transit in progress from the other end, projected on to the back of an envelope! (The envelope was helpfully held still by a friend so that I could take the photo.) (Click for larger view.)

This is exciting to see… especially since it won’t be seen again from earth for over 100 years…(See earlier post for more.) Picture to the right shows the setup.


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