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#1 mikeDnight

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 04:53 PM

Spectacular isn't a word normally associated with the planet Venus, but tonight gave one of the best visual appearances of the subtle cloud tops I've had in a long time. The most obvious feature that caught my eye was the bright area just south of the equator, which dipped deep into the terminator shadow. All other features just fell into place after that.

 

The sketch is north top.

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#2 flt158

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 07:10 PM

Wow! What a sketch!

And beautifully described too by Mike. 

Those Vixen eyepieces are truly the business!

 

Kind regards from Aubrey. 


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 08:38 PM

beautiful sketch and love the description.


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Posted 11 March 2020 - 11:37 PM

Mike,

 

A very fine sketch of Venus as it falls under 60% illuminated.

Nice post.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:21 AM

Interresting.

Good skies.

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 01:46 PM

Mike,

 

Good sketch of Spectacular Venus smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:01 PM

Nice work Mike! waytogo.gif

 

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