To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web. Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village of the Space Museum, telescopes of the Observatory and other instruments, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.
The above photos were taken by the Observatory's staff with a telescope of 50 mm in diameter and 330 mm in focal length together with a Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) at Cape D'Aguilar during the transit of Venus on 6 June 2012. At the time, Venus came between the Sun and the Earth. Its silhouette, appearing as a dark dot, moved across the Sun's disc.
Please click here to view the animated version of the above photos.