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Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-13, 07:45 PM
Hi everyone,

Today at noon I took this image of Venus with my Takahashi CN-212 at prime focus in cassegrain mode, and ToUCam webcam with a red and variable polarizing filter to increase contrast.

http://gallery.caasastro.org/v/member/kedwards/Venus/Venus_8_13_2007.jpg.html

Right now Venus is 57 arcseconds in apparent diameter. That is almsost an arcminute!

On Friday, Venus will only be 2 degrees closer to the Sun (it is 10 degrees from the Sun now), so hopefully, if the weather stays good, I can get an image of Venus right at inferior conjunction.

JAICOA
2007-Aug-14, 12:45 AM
Kyle it is beautiful thin cresent, Hope things comes out as you wish on friday, Lots of luck and clear Skies.

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-14, 01:25 AM
Thanks JAICOA.

paul f. campbell
2007-Aug-14, 01:47 AM
Hi Kyle.

This is one great photo of Venus, you dont often see this planet looking like a very close cresent. Well done. If you dont mind I would like to keep this in my other folks photo file. Clear skies to you Paul

Kyle Edwards
2007-Aug-14, 02:12 AM
Hi Kyle.

This is one great photo of Venus, you dont often see this planet looking like a very close cresent. Well done. If you dont mind I would like to keep this in my other folks photo file. Clear skies to you Paul

Thank you. I do not mind if you save my image.

Kyle

Bokmakierie
2007-Aug-14, 04:54 AM
Superb image!! I love it!!

Phil