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Venus moving towards superior conjunction.

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Observer
Chris Dole
Time of observation
25/05/2019 - 09:30
Object
Venus.
Observing location
Newbury. G.B.
Equipment
180mm Mak Cass @f20.
ASI290mm camera.
ZWO 850nm IR pass filter.
EQ6 mount.
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The planet is now fairly close to the Sun at about 20° elongation and is a little over 10 arc seconds in diameter, which combine to make this quite challenging.

I was lucky on this occasion though as the Sun was behind some slow moving cloud which prevented the telescope tube from becoming heated. That of course can have a very detrimental effect on the seeing which is generally poor when observing near the Sun anyway.

Superior conjunction occurs on August 14th.

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