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Clouds of Venus 22-25 March 2020


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About this observation
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
25/03/2020 - 17:45
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
ZWO ASI 174MM mono CMOS camera
Baader Venus UV filter
f/10 14inch/356mm LX200 SCT
EQ8 Mount

I had a rare opportunity both with a succession of clear afternoons and Venus being placed so high to image the clouds on Venus for four successive afternoons at approximately the same time each afternoon.  It included the afternoon of Venus's greatest Eastern elongation on 24th March.   As the clouds on Venus take approximately four days to rotate this is effectively showing one rotation of the clouds on Venus.

I have deliberately tried to keep the capture and processing of these images as near identical as possible to aid the comparison between them.


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