Morning Crescent of Venus
with 12.5" Newtonian and VestaCam
As the morning
star emerges into the eastern sky before sunrise, the opportunity
to image it is irresistable. This new image was taken at 9:30
am after the sun came up as the still close to the sun planet
cleared the trees next to the observatory. While photos of this
object in UV did not reveal any cloud features, I keep trying!
Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian
CCD Camera: Vesta Cam Pro with Sony Sensor
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing FWHM = 5 sec Transparency 9/10
Outside Temperature: 75F
Processing Tools: Photoshop, Registax
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