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  • #2117
    ravnostic
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    I tried to capture it yesterday when it was slightly bigger, but it was another degree closer to the sun and I failed to find it. This morning I dun bettar.

    Venus is currently about as close as it’s going to get during this pass round the sun, and shines as a crescent just 30x smaller than the diameter of the moon (a whopping arc-minute across, or 60.39 arc seconds). It’s crescent is easy to see, even with my tamron 300mm lens rather than my scope, which is many miles away and not accessible to me at the moment. It would also be evident in binoculars. But try to check it out soon; in just 3 weeks, it will be 3/4 it’s current viewing diameter.

    For comparison, a shot of the moon this morning under the same conditions/timing. While a little difficult to find today, in the next week Venus will become prominently visible in the morning sky, rising a couple degrees higher (i.e. a few minutes earlier) each day. Shots have been cropped, but elsewise are un-tweeked.


    #34964
    ravnostic
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    Here’s a collage with yesterday’s moon, which was a bit brighter. Venus is about 18 pixels broad, which translates to about 3 arc seconds per pixel.

    //Gets off soapbox, heads to bed.

    #34965
    orionid
    Participant

    Here’s a collage with yesterday’s moon, which was a bit brighter. Venus is about 18 pixels broad, which translates to about 3 arc seconds per pixel.

    //Gets off soapbox, heads to bed.

    ….I can tell by the pixels…..

    #34966
    ravnostic
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    ….I can tell by the pixels…..

    Who’da thunk I’d be labeling you a size queen?

    Orionid: Size queen.

    Just sayin’.

    #34967
    Kestrana
    Participant

    Yes, I do have very large breasts.

    And you should have taken a picture of your soapbox for Defunct.

    #34968
    ravnostic
    Participant

    And you should have taken a picture of your soapbox for Defunct.

    Oh, snap! 😯

    Kestrana-1, Ravnostic-0

    #34969
    caradoc
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    Yes, I do have very large breasts.

    Wait, so if you have the breasts, and you’re female, how does that make orionid the size queen?

    I’m so confused…

    #34970
    orionid
    Participant

    I like size, maybe?

    I told Kestrana that it was good that she responded first, because my answer would have been “Despite all rumors to the contrary, I’m merely doing my part to keep the average where it’s at”

    #34971
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Wait, so if you have the breasts, and you’re female, how does that make orionid the size queen?

    I’m so confused…

    Well, the saying goes, “There’s only two things I hate–size queens, and little dicks.”

    You just have to do a little gender bending for proper context in Orionidopolis Land is all.

    #34972
    aprillove20
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    those were nice picture. i wish i could my camera back.
    can’t wait ti shot the sky during night time. keep on posting
    more picture

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