Download Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Arecibo Observatory wikipedia, lookup

Advanced Composition Explorer wikipedia, lookup

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam wikipedia, lookup

Transcript
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
Extrait du Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et
astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche.
https://www.obspm.fr/transit-of-venus-5th-6th-of-june-2012.html
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of
June 2012
Date de mise en ligne : jeudi 7 juin 2012
Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et
astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la
Recherche.
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 1/7 supérieur
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
The solar transit of Venus finished on June 6th, 2012 at 6h55, French time. It lasted a total
of 6h51 in the Asia-Pacific region. Live and relive this exceptionally striking event thanks
to the photographs and videos made by the scientists of the Observatoire de Paris and their
colleagues, who went to the four corners of the world to carry out scientific measurements.
Venus Twilight Experiment
Nine cythrographs, designed by Thomas Widemann's team at the Observatoire de Paris and Paolo Tanga from the
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, were working in the Asia-Pacific region.
Moondarra Observatory, Mount Isa, Australia
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 2/7 supérieur
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
The bright halo around Venus. Photo taken during the solar transit by Felipe Braga-Rigas, from the
Moondarra Observatory, Mount Isa, Australia. The cytherograph used here enabled the Venusian twilight
conditions to be found and has yielded valuable information about the planet's atmosphere. The results
will help in preparing the instruments needed to study in a similar way distant exoplanets. (Felipe
Braga-Ribas, LESIA, Paris Observatory, Venus Twilight Experiment, Paolo Tanga, laboratoire Lagrange,
Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur / Thomas Widemann, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UPMC, Paris-Diderot
University))
Lowell Observatory, Arizona, USA (animated image)
The ingress of Venus across the solar limb was observed from the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, USA, by Paolo
Tanga. These images were obtained with the Venus Twilight Experiment. In spite of atmospheric turbulence, a
bright arc appears at the planetary pole, well before the first « contact » with the solar edge (hidden by a mask).
(Paolo Tanga, Lagrange laboratory, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur/ Thomas Widemann, LESIA, Observatoire de
Paris, CNRS, UPMC, Paris-Diderot University)
Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Svalbard (Norway) in the land of the midnight Sun
The transit of Venus seen at Longyearbyen, capital of theisland of Spitzbergen, in the Svalbard archipelago,
between Norway and Greenland, on the frontier separating the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. (Europlanet / Observatoire
de Paris /Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur/ Light curve).
The cytherographs, the experiment (videos)
.Venus and the exoplanets by Thomas Widemann, Paris Observatory
.Preparation of the instrument at the Côte d'Azur Observatory
.History, mesuring the Universe by Jean-Eudes Arlot, Paris Observatory
Photos showing the tone of the expeditions
See these unusual pictures of the teams who left on expeditions to obtain scientific data.
(P. Tanga, Lagrange laboratory Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur ; Thomas. Widemann, Observatoire de Paris /LESIA,
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 3/7 supérieur
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
CNRS, UPMC, Paris-Diderot University - Venus Twilight Experiment.)
According to Thomas Widemann, coordinator of the campaign at the Observatoire de Paris, "the worldwide
deployment of expeditions was a resounding success for the Venus Twilight Experiment. Data at ingress and egress
of the solar disc were obtained at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, near Mount Isa in Australia, at Haleakala (Maui,
Hawaï) and at Svalbard (Norway), where the European Space Aency ESA had organized a scientific conference on
the Venus Express mission. The first results were presented at the European conference on planetary science in
Madrid (Spain) held during the week of September 23rd to 28th, then at the equivalent American meeting held in
Nevada from the 14th to the 19th of October"
Solar observatories in space
They have furnished complementary data.
Solar Dynamics Observatory : ultra high resolution observations of the Sun and Venus For close to
seven hours, a striking effect of perspective gave the illusion that Venus was flying over a glowing solar
magma and its atmospheric flames. The Solar Dynamics Observatory SDO tracked the transit of Venus
in six channels using six of its instruments. Scientists from the Observatoire de Paris participate
regularly in the analysis of data from one of these experiments. All the SDO videos, in various formats
including TV HD, and at various wavelengths, can be found here. (Nasa / HMI / AIA)
The Japanese astronomical satellite Hindo
Venus has just appeared on the solar disc. The Japanese satellite Hindo, devoted to monitoring our day star,
snapped the phenomenon at 0h26. (JAXA)
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 4/7 supérieur
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
The European technological
microsatellite Proba 2 ESA's
technological microsatellite
Proba 2 tracked the slow march
of Venus over the face of the
Sun for close to seven hours.
The data obtained, together with
that from the Venus Express
space probe in orbit around the
planet, will be compared to data
from ground based telescopes in
order to learn more about the
atmosphere of Venus.
(ESA)
More pictures, obtained in France, in Hawaï, in Svalbard, in Canberra...
by, among others, scientists from the Observatoire de Paris
Observatoire de Haute-Provence, Alps, France
Venus is about to leave the solar disc, at 6h29, on the 6th of June 2012. One minute later, Venus and the
solar disc began to be veiled by a thin cloud. Photographed by Jean-Eudes Arlot at the Observatoire de
Haute-Provence. (Jean-Eudes Arlot - IMCCE/Observatoire de Paris)
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 5/7 supérieur e
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
Mauna Haleakala, Maui, Hawaï
Venus, a silhouette, a dark spot like a mole on the bright face of the Sun (on the right side) is moving
gradually across the solar disc. Photographs taken at 0h36, 2h40, 4h36, 6h31 French time. Nicolas Biver was
close to the summit of the Haleakala volcano, on the island of Maui, in the Hawaïan archipelago (Pacific
ocean). Compact digital camera on a 20 cm telescope. (Nicolas Biver - Observatoire de Paris)
Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard (Norway)
Solar transit of Venus, seen from the island of Spitsbergen, the Svalbard archipelago (Norway),
Atlantic-Arctic oceans. The wavelength of 656,3 nanometers corresponds to ionized hydrogen. (ESA / Miguel
Perez Ayucar)
Canberra, Australia
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 6/7 supérieur e
Transit of Venus 5th-6th of June 2012
Solar transit of Venus, seen from Canberra, the capital of Australia. The wavelength of 656,3 nanometers
corresponds to ionized hydrogen. (ESA / Miguel Perez Ayucar)
Everything about the Venus Twilight Experiment (in English)
Copyright © Observatoire de Paris centre de recherche et enseignement en astronomie et astrophysique relevant du Ministère de l'Enseignement
Page 7/7 supérieur e