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Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-06, 06:24 PM
Hi all,

This is an image of Venus that I took today at 12:00 noon. It is black and whtie because I used a red filter to help with seeing and increase contrast.

http://gallery.caasastro.org/v/member/kedwards/Venus/Venus+8+6+2007+CN+212+Prime+Focus+red+filter+1200N OON+local+time+copy.jpg.html

Venus is 54 arcseconds in diameter, so large it looked like a very small crescent moon in my 9x50 finderscope.

Tucson_Tim
2007-Aug-06, 06:27 PM
Nice pic. Thanks for posting.

That is a thin crescent. Due to the almost daily cloud cover I haven't been paying too much attention lately - is Venus just shy of inferior conjunction or just after?

EDIT: Never mind the question (just shy of inferior conjunction). Found this is David's log:

8/18 Venus is in inferior conjunction with the Sun at 4:00

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-06, 06:29 PM
Nice pic. Thanks for posting.

That is a thin crescent. Due to the almost daily cloud cover I haven't been paying too much attention lately - is Venus just shy of inferior conjunction or just after?

Thanks. It is just before conjunction, so there will be another chance to see the the thin crescent in the next couple weeks.

Tucson_Tim
2007-Aug-06, 06:31 PM
Thanks. It is just before conjunction, so there will be another chance to see the the thin crescent in the next couple weeks.

Thanks. You beat me to it. :)

Keep the pics coming!

stargazer_7000
2007-Aug-06, 08:50 PM
very nice image Kyle!

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-06, 11:54 PM
Thanks stargazer 7000.

andyschlei
2007-Aug-07, 01:04 AM
Very cool image! Great job capturing this difficult image.

JAICOA
2007-Aug-07, 03:58 PM
Hi Kyle. You have a keeper there, a very beautiful thin cresent. Very nice and Clear Skies

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-07, 08:39 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Peter Wilson
2007-Aug-07, 11:22 PM
You're welcome. Inspired me to try to spy it one more time before it goes into the sun.

Bokmakierie
2007-Aug-08, 06:01 AM
This is an extremely impressive image! Thanks for posting.

Phil

winensky
2007-Aug-08, 01:37 PM
I agree with Peter and hope to get one last glimpse in the next couple of days. great shot!

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-08, 03:49 PM
Thanks guys!