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    Re: transit of venus 1769
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 May 25, 15:28 -0500

    C.A. you wrote:
    "The observations of the  transit of venus in tahiti were not as precise as
    hoped since the timing of when  venus first met the suns disc could not be
    determined with accuracy as a halo  due venus atmosphere and an optical effect
    called blackspot. "

    Did you  see the transit of Venus in June, 2004 (there's another in 2012 if
    you missed  it)? It was entertaining; Venus makes such a big spot on the Sun.
    This transit  was the first that could be video-ed, and it's interesting to
    note that the  famous "black drop" effect was not visible at all to many
    observers. Here's an  article from Sky & Telescope entitled "Where Was the Black
    Drop?":  http://skyandtelescope.com/news/article_1277_1.asp

    42.0N 87.7W,  or 41.4N 72.1W.

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