Venus

Venus

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Beautiful Venus shines brightly and high in the early evening sky just as the Sun goes down. Through a telescope, it presently appears as a thick crescent without any discernable features. But a CCD image of it through a combination of IR and UV filters coaxes subtle details of its carbon dioxide atmosphere. This is what she looked like early this evening.



Date Imaged       :

November 18, 2013

Lens       :

N16 f22

Camera       :

Dragonfly 2

Filter       :

IR(G)UV

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio