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#1 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:00 AM

Greetings all,

Please find a drawing of Venus I made this afternoon. I used setting circles to find the planet, and this is probably the largest phase I have ever observed the planet (~97%)! Seeing wasn't great, but it was nice to make a start on the current elongation.

Illuminated disk: Seemed to contain some subtle shadings- one darker one near the limb though it is hard to be sure.
Unilluminated Disk: Not seen
Terminator: Geometrically regular
Cusp Caps: NPC seemed to be brighter
Cusp Collars: NP collar seemed to be marginally more prominent, hard to be certain.

Best wishes,
-Paul

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#2 Aquarellia

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

whaw, a daylight sketch. Lovely

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:21 PM

Paul,
Interesting work. You have captured some nice detail even with poor conditions.

Ken

#4 JimPie

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Impressive sketch Paul. Never tried doing that in daylight.

#5 Laurent Ferrero

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nice your drawing. Not easy to see details on Venus when it is so small

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

Wouah... So beautiful Paul. I like observing Venus daytime. Your representation is exceptionnal.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Paul,

Nice sketch of Venus in the Afternoon Sky :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

#8 Paul G. Abel

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:15 AM

Many thanks all, yes I certainly will be doing much more of this so I can cover western elongations too!






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