Venus is best just now around 4pm local time, when the sun is still well above the horizon and Venus itself is very high in the sky. Even if you don't have a permanent mount, it can still be tracked down using the offset from the sun and a good finder in a clear, blue sky.
I will try that, but i got busy shooting the other 3 planets, Juve/Satu/Mars, Jupiter is easier to shoot, while Mars is not much easy, and the most difficult is Saturn, Venus is very bright and need special filters maybe for surface details, but i really feel i want another scope than my Mak, i got some nice results but they are all small sizes, and my refractor has better or sharper results but even much smaller than Mak, so i just now wish if i have minimum 14" or larger, something of 3500mm native and larger, using Barlow with my Mak is killing it, it is TV 3x, the only hope is buying 2x Powermate and give it a try, just need to do something first.
I really wish to see an original videos from those large scopes such as this C14 and see how good or bad is the seeing, if it is almost matching my video then it means i need to work more on processing, if it is way better due to seeing then i can't do anything to enhance it more even with extreme processing.
I can get Venus just before it sets, i can see it still in the sky even low while darkness is started, i can quickly if i get ready polar align the mount and quickly goes to Venus, i think it is setting nearly 8-9pm, darkness here starting by around 7:40pm, the sun sets around 7:10pm nowadays, and i can see Venus is still visible up, at the same time Jupiter is up too the other direction [SE].