Technical details: Canon Eos 5D, MkII, focal lenght: 700mm; Exp: 1/1600 sec; F/9, ISO: 100
At sunrise of 6 June 2012 Venus passed on the disk of the Sun for the last time in this century: you can find my images and a report of this incredible event HERE!
All’alba del 6 giugno 2012 Venere è transitata sul disco del Sole per l’ultima volta in questo secolo: potete trovare le mie immagini e un report di questo straordinario evento QUI!
My image of the sunspot AR 1476 rising alogside the Basilica of Superga (taken on May 10th) received a great media coverage being viewed by thousands of people around the web — a list of main webisites where it has been featured in the recent couple of weeks is provided below (click on the link to go to the relevant page):
Thanks for looking and best wishes for a great view of the Transit of Venus! Here are some useful resources to plan and follow the event:
Canon Eos 5D Mark II; Focal lenght:700mm; Exp: 1/8000 and 1/125 sec; F/40; ISO:50
Questa mattina la visione della gigantesca macchia solare AR 1476 è stata veramente impressionante mentre il Sole sorgeva accanto alla Basilica di Superga – Ripresa effettuata dal Monte dei Cappuccini.
Enjoy my new video showing images I took in Turin and its surroundings ;-)
Clicking the links below you will find more info on some of the images included:
- Full Moon and the Sacra of San Michele
- Crescent Moon and Venus over Monviso
- A contact with the Old Moon
- Not a Blue Moon
- Venus-Jupiter over St. John Bosco Basilica
- Moon, Venus and Jupiter over the Avigliana Castle
- Full Snow Moon rising
- The Harvest Moon meets the Basilica
- House Moon
- Moon rising alongside the Basilica
Just before sunrise the sky was wonderful over Isola d’Elba offering a perfect mix with the landscape below.
The Summer Solstice is approaching (it will occur within two days) and, in order to celebrate the arrival of Summertime, this morning I captured our Sun rising behind the Basilica of Superga, sitting on a hill around Turin.
Technical details – Canon Eos 1000D, Sigma lens @ 700mm, Exp: 1/4000 sec; F/40, ISO 100
While driving home this morning, I spotted the reddish Sun rising over the countryside close to Turin and decided to stop the car to take some shots. The Sun appeared a bit flattened as rising out of the mist and the 1226 sunspot region was pretty evident just below the cables on the left part of the disk. Other sunspots are also visible in the cropped images taken few moments later. Continue reading