Venus on December 28, 2013

Posted by DaveMitsky
on Friday, January 3, 2014

by Dave Mitsky

Here's an afocal shot of Venus that I took from my front yard on 12/28/13 using a 6" f/8 Orion SkyQuest Dob and a Canon PowerShot SD980 IS camera. Venus had an apparent diameter of 57.6 arc seconds and was illuminated just 6.2% at the time.

The photo displays a bit of the color indicative of atmospheric prismatic dispersion.

Tags: Venus
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