Early Morning Crescent of Venus

Astroimages with 12.5" Newtonian and VestaCam

Uploaded 9/8/07

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 Exposure: 1/1500 Filters: NONE Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 5 sec Transparency 9/10 Outside Temperature: 75F Processing Tools: Photoshop, Registax HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS