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Venus UV clouds (18/03/23)


Kon

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I managed a quick capture of Venus in UV between passing clouds this afternoon. My the time I changed to the IR pass filter the sky was completely cloudy. Β 8" Dob, manual tracking, 2.5x TV powermate, Altair Astro GPCAM 290M, Astromania UV filter. Resized 125%. Despite the clouds, the seeing was fairly stable.

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2 hours ago, Space Cowboy said:

Nice job getting in between the clouds! Rained ever day here since I got a Bessel U filter πŸ™„

Are you planning to use the filter with a mono camera? I am seriously thinking to get a mono if it will give better images.

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3 minutes ago, Kon said:

Are you planning to use the filter with a mono camera? I am seriously thinking to get a mono if it will give better images.

Yes I'll be using it with my faithful old QHY5L-ll mono (not the pink version).

I've also ordered the QHY-5-III-585C which comes with a IR850 filter so will try that on Venus also. Basically we are facing 3 months of rain πŸ˜‰

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1 hour ago, Space Cowboy said:

Yes I'll be using it with my faithful old QHY5L-ll mono (not the pink version).

I've also ordered the QHY-5-III-585C which comes with a IR850 filter so will try that on Venus also. Basically we are facing 3 months of rain πŸ˜‰

Looking forward to your results. I am thinking of a mono camera as well. I might start a new topic to get ideas or do it offline with some of you seasoned planetary imagers.

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24 minutes ago, Kon said:

Looking forward to your results. I am thinking of a mono camera as well. I might start a new topic to get ideas or do it offline with some of you seasoned planetary imagers.

A Venus threadΒ  would be a good idea. The planetary forum has gone rather quiet. We need to get people fired up!

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