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[August 21st, 2017]
Quote:Thanks for the clarification of Venus on the evening sky and its brilliance values ahead. I promise myself this one but my schedule often has me out hours later.
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
--MichaelDark site scope: Meade 8" f/6 DobWeeknight scopes: C9.25/iEQ45M, C102/LXD-75(I am looking for a 1980s Edmund Scientific 3" f/10 red-tube reflector, PM me if you have or know of one!)
"A republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin
Quote:The crescent can be readily seen in even 8x glasses, now.
Quote:I had a quick look at Venus yesterday evening, after returning from dinner at a local eatery. As seen through my 80mm f/5 Orion ST80 refractor and 8-24mm Vixen and 3-6mm Tele Vue Nagler zoom eyepieces, Venus was a thin crescent of considerable angular size. Earth's sister planet was illuminated a bit less than 10% and subtended almost 55 arc seconds.By way of comparison, Jupiter subtended less than 47 arc aseconds as it rose in the east-northeast.http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/highlights/See-Venuss-Thin-Crescent-...Dave Mitsky
18" Classic Obsession w/ ArgoNavis & ServoCAT 120mm Orion Sky View Pro refractor