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The ASH Fall Astronomy Class Sees Mercury and Venus

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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:46 AM

The students in the ASH fall introductory observational astronomy class got to see Mercury and Venus very low in the southwestern sky on Wednesday evening thanks to fellow ASH member Jim Davis and his Explore Scientific refractor.

Afterwards, the class and I went back inside the Asper Building to be either thrilled, baffled, or put to sleep by my PowerPoint presentations on the Milky Way, galaxies, and cosmology. wink.gif

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:50 AM

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I managed to get an afocal shot of Venus with my iPhone.
 

After the class was over, I took an afocal shot of the 87%-illuminated waxing crescent Moon through the ASH 12.5" f/6.5 Cave Astrola Newtonian and a 35mm Explore Scientific 70-degree eyepiece.  The sky was mostly cloudy by then.  

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