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Roberto Ortu

Location of Photo:

Cabras, Sardinia, Italy

Date/Time of photo:

July 14, 2023 19:27 UTC


Telescope Celestron 114/910 Newton, Planetary camera QHY5L-II-C, Filter UV IR cut, Barlow lens 2,5X Tecnosky, Laptop computer


The planet continues to approach the Earth and reduce its percentage of light, but the angular distance from the Sun decreases rapidly and its period of evening observability is almost over. Venus is therefore still observable immediately after sunset, westward, low on the horizon and close to the star Regulus (alpha of the constellation of Leo) and Mars. At the time of the capture, the turbulence was very high also due to the fact that the planet was very close to the local horizon.