Location of Photo:
Date/Time of photo:
June 5, 2012 around 6:30 PM PDT
10", 1200 mm FL Dobsonian reflector, F 4.7 with 21 mm eyepiece. Camera: Panasonic Lumix, ISO 200, f 3.9, 1/500 exposure.
The skies cleared in Prosser in eastern Washington State around 4 PM. This was taken with a simple "point and shoot" digital camera through my telescope. Venus was a fairly clear and focused disk, and several sunspot groups were present. The best views were after 5:30 PM PDT until sunset.