Venus' cloud deck

Posted by pilotstar
on Monday, April 11, 2011

This is a shot of the cloud deck on Venus taken with a 6" f/8 Newtonian with violet filter at 150X during strong daylight.  Using Registax, XnView, and MS Paint software, greater detail is visible by suppressing violet and also converting to gray tone. Photo taken with a point-and-shoot camera used afocally is a composite of 200, 0.1" frames.  Unfortunately, visually, I have seen little detail in the Venus cloud deck despite several hours of observing Venus with different filters and viewing conditions.

Ernie (PilotStar)



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