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Venus Evening Apparition 19-20

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#1 700starman

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

Here is my summary for the 19-20 apparition of Venus  http://tinyurl.com/venus-eve-19-20.  It is an updated version that was recently published in NCRAL's Northern Lights.  Hope you find it useful.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:09 PM

Uh oh - link doesn't work...not active... :(



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Posted 23 September 2019 - 09:19 AM

Thanks for the PDF, I caught Venus last night at 18:30 MST through my 8 x 42 binoculars.  Very low to the west in the yellow twilight sky.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 08:59 PM

After a very welcome rain yesterday evening our skies here were beautifully clear! Sunset was about 7pm CDT and Venus was easily visible by 7:30pm CDT. Shortly after that I could see Mercury using small binoculars and decided to try the camera. It was still another 5 minutes or so before Mercury could be seen by eye.

 

2019/10/20T00:47:27 UTC at Rule, TX, USA

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Nikon D7000 with VR 18-105 f/3/5-5.6G lens at 105mm
Shutter 1.3s f/5.6 ISO400


Edited by jrkorman, 20 October 2019 - 08:41 PM.

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#5 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 12:27 AM

Here's a hand-held iPhone photo of Venus that I took afocally through a fellow ASH members 80mm refractor on October 9th and a hand-held Canon camera photo that I took the following evening.

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#6 jrkorman

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:41 PM

We had strong winds across New Mexico and West Texas today along with some clouds made viewing much harder than yesterday (10/19).  After easily finding Venus last evening, tonight Venus was barely visible at 7:30pm CDT and even then binoculars helped. Finally be 7:40 pm it was fairly visible by eye.

 

I was never able to see Mercury by eye or using binoculars. It did show in several photos, but these were taken at 4 and 5 second exposures.

 

2019/10/21T00:45:58 UTC at Rule, TX, USA

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Nikon D7000 with VR 18-105 f/3/5-5.6G lens at 105mm
Shutter 4.0s f/5.6 ISO400



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:35 PM

Here is my summary for the 19-20 apparition of Venus  http://tinyurl.com/venus-eve-19-20.  It is an updated version that was recently published in NCRAL's Northern Lights.  Hope you find it useful.

Nice document. Thank you for the information.


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