We observed the transit of Venus from Fringilla Farm
in Zambia with a tour organized by Joel Harris
Tours). This site was previously used by Twilight
Tours to view the 2001 total solar eclipse. From this
site, the entire transit was visible starting in the
early morning, with the sun about 10 degrees above the
horizon. Except for a few minutes at mid-transit and at
4th contact, we had a clear view of the event.
I photographed the transit on 35mm Tech Pan film
(unhypered) using a Borg 100ED scope, 2x teleconverter,
Thousand Oaks photographic filter + Kenko R64 red
filter. All photos were 1/500 sec. and developed
in HC-110 dilution B.
In addition, we videotaped the transit, but
I have not yet processed that for web display. All
images currently displayed are derived from film shots.