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Venus: 24th April


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About this observation
Paul G. Abel
Time of observation
24/04/2020 - 19:21
203mm Newtonian Reflector
W15 (yellow) filter.
An observation of Venus I made yesterday evening in very good seeing (around AII) and the definition was also good.  I was immediately drawn to the cusp caps as the terminator didn't follow it's usual elliptical path- the terminator at the cusps seemed to to make a much shallower angle to the horizontal than usual.  Similar cloud features as previously.
Bright Limb Band: Visible and complete
Terminator: Geometrically regular- dark terminator shading seen, shallower angle towards the cusps.
Cusp Caps: Not particularly bright or striking this evening- both equal.  Cusp caps quite hard to see.
Best wishes,
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