Venus Transit Aureole

Venus Transit Aureole
Venus Transit Aureole

After having travelled more than 400 kilometers from the Netherlands to a location at the Baltic sea in Germany, I gathered with a group of eight other amateur-astronomers to witness the Venus transit. From europe, we could only see the last two hours. But because of that we saw the most spectacular sunrise ever.

The sketch is made a few minutes after the start of the egress and it shows the aureole phenomene, which was hard to see due to some high cirrus clouds.
But at moments of better seeing, the thin line of the atmosphere of Venus was clearly seen.

The instrument was a 20 cm Newtonian @ 135x. Exact time of the sketch was 5h43’ UT.

Tom Borger
The Netherlands.

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