The 1882 Venus Transit- The Movie!

Thanks to modern technology, we get to see the what observers at the time couldn’t- time lapse photography of a Venus transit.

Sky & Telescope ran a fascinating article, Reanimating The 1882 Transit of Venus by Anthony Misch. David Peck Todd took 147 glass negatives of that transit, and they have survived the last 122 years in good condition. Now you can see what is arguably the most complete surviving record of that historic event as a QuickTime movie, either 640×480 pixels or 320×240 pixels (about 4 megabytes and 1.2 megabytes respectively).

Explore posts in the same categories: Astronomy Links

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: