Venus in the afternoon sky...
Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:00 AM
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.
Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:21 PM
Interesting work. You have captured some nice detail even with poor conditions.
Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:12 AM
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:59 AM
Nice sketch of Venus in the Afternoon Sky .
Posted 29 May 2013 - 06:15 AM