|Essen, horizontal view||
Observing, Photographing and Evaluating the
Transit of Venus, June 8th, 2004
|Essen, equatorial view|
directing Venus along a stick
pair of compasses,
especially constructed for these measurements
Pins show the relative directions to Sun and Venus.
|December 21th, 2002 (La Palma)||directing Venus along sticks, projecting the Sun||45.5o|
|December 26th, 2002 (La Palma)||46.5o|
|January 3rd, 2003||directing Sun and Venus above pins||46o|
|January 10th, 2003||sextant||46o53'.2|
|directing with a special pair of compasses||47o|
|January 17th, 2003||sextant||46o45'|
|January 31th, 2003||directing Venus and Sun along sticks||46o|
|February 11th, 2003||directing Venus and Sun above pins||44o|
The method of La Palma is described in an additional document. The other methods may be imagined with the help of the above pictures.
" We have now determined the radius of Venus' orbit by own measurements! It is quite exactly:"
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