Friday, January 02, 2009

Venus 2nd Jan 2009

It's incredible how bright Venus is in the daytime, even with a 32mm EP, easy. Just about see it through the finderscope though, my finderscope is fixed focus and it's out of focus, well to my eyes at least.
Funny to see it with a blue background, looks just like a tiny last quarter Moon.
Here's a rough simulation that I made in CS3:-

I had to align my GOTO on the Moon and then use it to 'GOTO' Venus, it was almost spot on. I must align my scope one of these days ;-)
Below; C9.25, 2.5x TV Powermate, Astronomic blue filter.