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Venus - not long now.

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Greetings for the day lovely forum members.

Was keen to see if I could get another shot of Venus this afternoon before it gets swallowed up by the Sun later this week.

Went out at 15:00 and managed to catch Venus in the 10 x 50 Binoculars after a careful sweep making sure the Sun was tucked safely behind the shed. The crescent was very prominent and a joy to see (first time I've seen the phase so skinny!).

Looking at the literature around at the moment the crescent is around 2%.

All stacked in the usual way via Registax and processed in Photoshop.

After recording the AVIs i took some time for some traditional observing of Venus. The image was getting a bit wishy washy but still fascinating to watch.

I took the liberty of snapping the eyepiece view through the i-phone as well ans the main camera so newbies and old hands alike can see the comparison - the eyepiece used was a 6mm Japanese Orthoscopic I've have since I started this hobby many years ago.

Might not get many more opportunities before inferior conjunction.

Thanks for looking


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That's a great image.

What a marvelous elongation this has been for observing Venus close to the Sun.

I don't remembers ever seeing so many ultra thin Venusian crescent images!

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