The Venus Transit 2004

The Venus Transit 2004

European Science & Technology Week 2004 European Southern Observatory European Association for Astronomy Education Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Observatoire de Paris Institut de Mécanique Céleste et de Calcul des Éphémérides (IMCCE)
Last update: 2004 Jun 08 10:55 CEST
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VT-2004 No. of registered participants : 2058
No. of observers with timings : 72
No. of timings sent : 117
Official value of 1 AU : 149597870 km
Calculated AU : 152950604 km
Dispersion : ± 2221855 km
Absolute Difference : 3352734 km
Difference as percentage: 2.241 %

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Andreas Oeverland
June 8, 2004, 08:58 UT
Oslo, Norway
Display Window 2 INAF - Catania Astrophysical Observatory
H-alpha image
June 8, 2004, 08:35 UT
Sicily - Italy
ESO HQ Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory
June 8, 2004, 08:55 UT
Latest Comment (June 8, 08:52 UT) : If you missed the beginning of the Venus transit, you may access all previous versions of this Central Display page in the Archive. Today, one can see two small sunspots near the centre of the disc of the Sun. A careful eye, like from an amateur astronomer can detect two more sunspots on the Sun's surface.
Look at the first video from the entry of Venus onto the solar disc . From the display above (which is updated all the time), the VT-2004 obsevers are clearly doing very well - we are only about 2% off! This means that we are nearly as good as the professional observers in the 19th century. Moreover, now we get this result in real time - thanks to modern communication technology - whereas they had to wait several months in those days...
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