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#26 Zorbathegeek

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 09:39 PM

I'm not sure what the current Venus apparition is like from the northern hemisphere, but it's adding a lot of joy to the spring season here in New Zealand. Now -4.04 magnitude, 15.15" apparent size, and 72.5% illuminated, I managed to find it at 36 degrees 45' altitude at 6pm (sunset) last night. It was super-sharp in the eyepiece and significantly better than the attached cell phone picture.

 

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#27 gmiller123456

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 09:23 AM

I made this chart to visualize where'd it be throughout this season.

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#28 CBM1970

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 09:51 AM

When I was a kid, I remember viewing Venus as a dazzling thin crescent from my suburban LA backyard through my C90. It must have been at least 20 degrees above the horizon that year (1981?) 

 

Several people who saw it through the eyepiece simply could not believe that they weren't looking at the moon. That is one of my first memories of showing astronomical objects to others with a telescope.

 

I hope it gets high enough to rise above my current tree line here in Maine one day.


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#29 Zorbathegeek

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:08 PM

I managed to locate Venus at 40 degrees altitude last night from my -43.6 degree south latitude location. By next Thursday it will be the same distance as the sun, from earth, but still around 60% illuminated. 

 

Ray.



#30 YossiZ

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 07:27 AM

Still at aproximately the same elevation, but less illuminated and a little closer to us, this is Venus from last evening right after sunset:

 

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