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#1 mikeDnight

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:40 AM

I don't often use colour filters for observing Venus, but last night was such a mild and steady night that I thought I'd give them a go. May be i should do it more often!? Anyhow, attached below are my observations of Venus from last night, March 25. They are all pretty similar and self explanatory, so just enjoy!

 

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:10 AM

Mike,

 

Nice sketches of Venus with and without colour filters smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 07:00 AM

Good job!  And nice scope.  

Don't you have a blue or better a violet filter ?  That will maybe give you more contrast.

Anyway bravo!

Michel


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 03:16 PM

Mike,

 

Very impressive sketching and easy to see differences with the filters.

 

Frank :)


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:29 PM

Good job!  And nice scope.  

Don't you have a blue or better a violet filter ?  That will maybe give you more contrast.

Anyway bravo!

Michel

Hi Michel,

I have the 80A light blue but not a violet filter. I might acquire one to see what it can add to the view. Thanks for the suggestion. 

 

And thanks to everyone for their likes and encouraging comments. It's much appreciated! smile.png



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:15 PM

Hi Mike, stacked red and blue are useful when Venus is this big and bright. Just screw 'em together, attach to the eyepiece and Boom! waytogo.gif


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Posted 28 March 2020 - 09:46 PM

Wonderful work here Mike. waytogo.gif

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:12 PM

Terrific sketch work, terrific observations!

Regards,

Randolph


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