First observation of Venus for this elongation! As usual, I waited for the Sun to "set" behind my house to keep the telescope in the shade (and my eyes safe). This did not leave much time to observe since the angular separation was just 9.4 degrees, but seeing was horrible anyway. Very easy to find it in the viewfinder, in spite of the vicinity to the Sun and the small diameter (9.8").
The phase was 98.7%, yet the disk did not seem completely "full" and the defect was right where it should have been (right lower corner in the sketch). Some banding noticeable at 220x, particularly in full light and with a #80A. I did a quick sketch, just to give an idea of what it looked like. Still warming up
Newton 10" f/7 from New Haven CT.
p.s. I hate thread proliferation, so I have decided to place all of my observations of Venus in this thread if the mods are fine with that.
Edited by Quinnipiac Monster, 03 May 2021 - 04:25 PM.