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Venus in yellow light


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About this observation
David Basey
Time of observation
11/05/2017 - 08:23
358mm Newtonian x200
W15 yellow filter

This is my first serious observation of Venus since 1981 and on the basis of it I have rejoined the Mercury and Venus section after a very long lapse.

There is a certain amount of 'shape' in the dark area abutting the terminator with N. & S. projections towards the limb. Both cusp caps were seen with difficulty.

I'm not as skilled artistically as Paul Abel but I was pleased with the result. I'd forgotten how pleasant it is to observe in daylight.

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