I don't have an orange filter in my stash, so tried a moon filter instead. Venus was a little soft at 312x but I had a few moments where it became sharper.
How do I know if the darker areas reaching inward from the terminator line are ghost images from the sharp contrast of the shadows and brightness of the planet or if it is actually detail that I'm seeing? The grayish features that I saw at first glance looked like a crescent within the outer edge of Venus. But then at times it became a much brighter, so I tried to only add to the sketch when it became brighter....if that makes sense.
Suggestions, tips, etc would be much appreciated.
I had to make some adjustments to the black area around the terminator line to correct for smudges that I accidentally make to my charcoal when I was leaving the observatory.