FROM READERS: Images of the transit of Venus

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 10:30 p.m. CDT; updated 10:38 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The photo was taken on Red Oak Lane in Columbia at 5:21 p.m. using a Canon 7D at a shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second with a Sigma 18-250 lens at 250mm, f/40 and a stack of neutral density filters. Brad Dudenhoffer said the photo was "processed a bit to enhance detail."

Readers sent the newsroom these photos of the transit of Venus.

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This story is part of a section of the Missourian called From Readers, which is dedicated to your voices and your stories. We hope you'll consider sharing. Here's how. Supervising editor is Joy Mayer.

Todd Bossaller, an MU employee, took this picture of the transit of Venus at 5:30 p.m. from his home in Columbia. He took the photograph using a 4-inch refractor and a white light solar filter.

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