Kevin R. Witman
Image taken:
Nov. 23, 2012
Cochranville, Pennsylvania
Instead of hitting the malls on Black Friday, I decided to do something out of this world...image Venus in a bright Noontime sky. By aligning my setting circles by first locating the Sun, Venus was a snap to see through an 8x50 finderscope. The planet is small but the gibbous phase is obvious. I used a Meade LX50 10" SCT at f/20 with a 2x Baelow and an Imaging Source DFKAU04 camera.
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