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Paul
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« on: January 13, 2009, 05:28:57 pm »

Had a go at this early this evening, though the sky wasn't great. Set up my LXD75 on a quick and very approximate polar alignment and put the C80ED with Toucam and 4x Powermate on it. Only got a couple of short videos before losing visibility to the Monkey Puzzle Tree!



No detail, not too sharp, but the phase is clear enough!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 06:37:55 pm »

I observed it visually tonight at 56x. (the sky wasn't great too)

I wondered when I saw it so large - 24" - half of Jupiter!  Smiley
The phase was clearly visible, even in bino.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 06:45:19 pm »

Well capture Paul. What software are you using with the webcam ?
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 06:52:25 pm »

Thanks guys. John, the setup is Craterlet running under Windows XP on my EeePC901 for video capture, processed with Registax 4 and cropped and tweaked with PSE5.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 06:56:39 pm »

Great shot Paul, despite the conditions.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 04:22:54 pm »

Very nice Paul. Getting detail & sharpness on Venus is pretty much impossible at the best of times due to both its bland cloud structure and low elevation in our sky (BTW today Venus is at its greatest eastern elongation from the Sun). Certainly more imagers will be turning to this planet in the months ahead as it size increases and its phase turns into a crescent.
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