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Crescent Venus by IPhone


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About this observation
Andrew Paterson
Time of observation
13/06/2020 - 09:20
Observing location
Hill Head
Meade LX 90
iPhone 6s eyepiece projection

The thin crescent Venus is now far enough from the Sun to be safely viewed against a blue sky. The crescent is a lovely sight  - sadly my rather primitive kit doesn’t really do it justice. I did manage to see Venus on June 5 less than two days after this very close inferior conjunction. It was a difficult observation with the telescope stopped down and shaded to reduce the uncomfortable brilliance of the background sky but there was no way I could image Venus. 

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