The very small crescent of Venus – March 22, 2017

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And another shot of Venus. This time with the “big boy”, the 14 inch scope under good seeing conditions. The observation was done in daytime, at a pleasing 20 degrees Celsius and some wind. At the eyepiece (at 100 to 300x) the very thin crescent, now almost a full arc-minute in diameter, looks fantastic. Must have another shot in the next few days…

VenusMarch22crescent.jpg

And a brighter view:

VenusMarch22crescentBright.jpg

A comparison of the apparent diameters of Venus and Jupiter, only hours apart:

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