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 07:27 CEST
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VT-2004 No. of registered participants : 2014
No. of observers with timings : 3
No. of timings sent : 3
Official value of 1 AU : 149597870 km
Calculated AU : 76019424 km
Dispersion : ± 2791583 km
Absolute Difference : -73578446 km
Difference as percentage: 49.184 %

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Trondheim-2 Norwegian Network
showing Venus at the edge!
June 8, 2004, 05:26 UT
Trondheim (Norway)
Display Window 1 Ondrejov Observatory
June 8, 2004, 05:15 hrs UT
Ondrejov (Czech Republic)
ESO HQ Urania Observatory
June 8, 2004, 05:23 UT
Latest Comment (June 8, 05:21 UT) : The transit has begun in Europe. The shadow is visible on images from Trondheim (Norway) and Hove (Belgium). We hope to see the first images with the Venus taking a "bite" of the Sun very soon. It is obvious that there are rather few sunspots at this moment, so images during the next hours in white light will show Venus' black disc on a quite uniform background. More images soon to come... Other Webcast Sites


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