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Venus in UV, 2018 May 5

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Observer
Bill Leatherbarrow
Time of observation
05/05/2018 - 18:26
Object
Venus
Observing location
Sheffield
Equipment
OMC300 Mak-Cass
ASI290MM camera
Baader UV pass filter
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doley68's picture

Hi Bill,

These UV images are very good, some of the best I've seen. It will be very interesting to see if your new Newtonian can improve on them.

I've borrowed a friends 6" f8 Newtonian and have put that up on my mount as an experiment. Smallish aperture but interested to see if I can improve the sharpness with no refractive elements.

Chris.

w leatherbarrow's picture

Thanks, Chris! I’ve not yet managed to catch Venus from the site of the Newtonian. I might try putting it on the OMC mount, but I suspect it might be too long to manoeuvre inside the dome. What we really need is Venus a bit higher at dusk, with some better seeing for UV!

Bill

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