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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
06/02/2020 - 15:50
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI 174MM mono CMOS camera
2.5x PowerMate and 5x PowerMate
f/10 356mm LX200 SCT and f/5 200mm Newtonian
EQ8 mount and EQ6 Mount

This is two images of Venus I took virtually simultaneously using a 356mm SCT in my observatory and a 200mm Newtonian in my garden on a pier near the observatory.  I wanted to capture the clouds but the SCT absorbs too much of the UV and it doesn't come through, so by using the Newtonian I was able to capture cloud detail even though I was using a relatively small telescope compared to recent Venus cloud images by others.

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