Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
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Quote:How high are the cloud tops? If at sufficient altitude, the clear atmosphere above will not have a particularly high density.
Quote:ive seen it a few times myself over the years,but sometimes i think the brain causes some of it ,but patrick moore has also stated he an other good astronomers saw that as well.in daylight when the crescent is real big i saw it a few times over the years and the surface area was definitely darker on venus opposite the crescent.
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