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Venus through the clouds
Pete Wilton | 06 Jun 12
Venus is visible as the dark spot at the extreme right on the face of the Sun.
Andrew, from Oxford University's Department of Physics, told me:
‘The shots were taken with a normal digital SLR and a fairly long lens (70–200 mm plus a 1.7x teleconverter), but nothing more complex than that. You should of course never look at the Sun with the naked eye, especially through a camera or telescope, but on this occasion the thick clouds had a silver lining and protected me - and, as a bonus, made the shot a lot more atmospheric too!’