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Paul G. Abel
sage


Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Venus in the afternoon sky...
      #5883859 - 05/25/13 12:00 PM

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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Aquarellia
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/27/12

Loc: Provence, France
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5883901 - 05/25/13 12:28 PM

whaw, a daylight sketch. Lovely

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kenrenard
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 12/13/12

Loc: Dunmore, PA
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: Aquarellia]
      #5884565 - 05/25/13 07:21 PM

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

Ken


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JimPie
professor emeritus


Reged: 11/10/07

Loc: S.E.Michigan
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5885488 - 05/26/13 12:12 PM

Impressive sketch Paul. Never tried doing that in daylight.

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Laurent Ferrero
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Reged: 12/28/12

Loc: Marseilles, France
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: JimPie]
      #5885623 - 05/26/13 01:30 PM

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

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Andrev
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Reged: 02/08/11

Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: Laurent Ferrero]
      #5886012 - 05/26/13 06:31 PM

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

Andre.


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niteskystargazer
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: Paul G. Abel]
      #5887070 - 05/27/13 12:59 PM

Paul,

Nice sketch of Venus in the Afternoon Sky .

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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Paul G. Abel
sage


Reged: 01/28/10

Loc: UK
Re: Venus in the afternoon sky... new [Re: niteskystargazer]
      #5890273 - 05/29/13 07:15 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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