Sunday, March 26, 2017
VENUS PHASES IN 2017 Taken by Max Mallon on March 25, 2017 @ Amsterdam
Ive decided to collect Venus Phases this year.
I started when I noticed Venus in the sky. When Ill do this again in probably a year or so, Ill make sure to start when Venus is full, and maybe even continue all the way to when it is full again, a full year of Venus that would be.
Ive done my best, and the weather hasnt been always nice to me, several times I had to deal with the hazy clouds. The very last picture is Venus at 1%, the least full it gets this cycle. My picture doesnt show it however, I think its due to my telescopes limits + haze-clouds + daylight + seeing.
2017-01-05: 54.4% illuminated - 22.7
2017-01-17: 48.3% illuminated - 25.9
2017-02-14: 29.4% illuminated - 37.6
2017-02-24: 20.7% illuminated - 43.9
2017-03-02: 15.2% illuminated - 48.2
2017-03-09: 08.9% illuminated - 53.2
2017-03-13: 05.8% illuminated - 55.8
2017-03-16: 03.8% illuminated - 57.3
2017-03-25: 01.0% illuminated - 59.4
6 Inch Mak 1800mm Skywatcher + EQ5
Explore Scientific 2x Focal Extender (Barlow basically) (Purchased on the day of the 5th picture, the others are digitally scaled instead)
ZWO ASI 120 Colour
2 minutes of footage for each of the photos.
FireCapture + Astrostackert + Registax + GIMP + Lightroom
Everything done in Amsterdam, mostly in 1 location. Only the last photo I needed to go onto a roof for.