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Observation by Ron Palgrave : Venus in Infra Red- high phase

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Ron Palgrave


Ron Palgrave


2019 May 25 - 05:54


2019 May 27 - 20:21



  • Meade LX200 14 SCT
  • ZWO ASI224MC-S
  • FILTERS 685nm and 850 nm

Stanley, North East England

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Venus in Infra Red- high phase

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The Venus  Section Co-Ordinator has encouraged imagers to try and  follow Venus up to high phases values . I find imaging Venus to be most successful around dawn. But for most of this year, the image has still been unstable, with little detail disclosed.  Undoubtedly, the low planet altitude at dawn is the root cause. But, as the planet gains altitude, features are now starting to reveal themselves.
If I was more competent with Photoshop then I might be able to tease out more contrast, but this seems too  brutal a step at this stage.  I suspect I need to go back to basics and try to improve contrast in the initial image.
Ron Palgrave

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