Venus atInferior Conjunction
AR152 Refractor stopped to 80mm
August 15, 2015 - 9am
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Only seven degrees
from the Sun, today the Planet Venus was at inferior conjunction.
Less than 1% phase, it was dialed up accurately with my old fashioned
manual setting circles on my AP1200.
Left: 3x Klee barlow,
with AR152 stopped to 80mm and a DMK51 camera.
Instrument: 6" f/6.5 with 3x Barlow
Platform: Astrophysics AP1200
CCD Camera: Image Source DMK 51AU03.AS
Filter: Baader Continum and IR/UV blocker
Exposure: 1/30 sec 15fps
Location: Payson, Arizona
Elevation: 5150 ft.
Sky: Seeing 4/5, Transparency 7/10
Outside Temperature: 75F
50/1200 best frames, alignment in Autostakkert, Wavelets in Registax,
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