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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

La Jolla, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

May 1, 2020, at 2000 PDT

Equipment:

Celestron 8 inch SCT Reflector, Canon Eos 760D camera, Astronomik CLS filter, Pixinsight 1.8.8 software

Description:

Venus, seen here last evening in the Western sky, is getting pretty spectacular as it gets ready to round the sun and become a morning star. As it gets closer to the sun (as we see it), it gets bigger and brighter, but a smaller portion is lit, so that it takes on a crescent ("moon-like") appearance. Image is a stack of 20 at ISO 800 through an 8 inch Celestron reflecting telescope with a Canon Eos 760D camera and an Astronomik CLS filter. Hazy and cloudy, so not as sharp as I'd have liked. And, yes, it is blue!

Website:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/author/jgreif/

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