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Photographer:

Dr. Reginald J. Solomon

Email:

gcmusicdatabase@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Macon, Georgia

Date/Time of photo:

May 31, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.

Equipment:

To take this photo I used my Orion 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, Orion Deep Space Video Camera II, Meade Series 4000 Variable Polarizing Filter, Orion 2x Shorty Barlow, Registax 6, Photoshop

Description:

To cut glare, I decided to use a variable polarizing filter with a 2x barlow to observe and image the gibbous phase of Venus. Little did I know that I would actually see cloud detail. The polarizing filter allowed to me to observe and image what I thought would cost hundreds of dollars to achieve. It is not absolutely necessary to buy expensive UV or Ca-K line filters for Venus.

Comments


Image of orion25

orion25

June 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Before you buy that expensive UV filter, try your trusty old polarizing filter on Venus to see some cloud detail!

Clear Skies,
Reggie

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