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 Post subject: The Return of Venus
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Location: Portslade, Sussex Lat 50deg 51min Long 0deg 13mins West
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Venus in Daylight , 19/Oct/2019. 1540-1555 BST: Used L/S 60 spotter at various zoomed magnifications, with the Sun hidden by the wall of the house from the back garden. The sky was rather pale blue/white and a few remaining cumuli where passing. However, with some difficulty, Venus was located at about the same altitude as the Sun at this time and perhaps nearly a handspread to the left / east of the hidden Sun. Venus was finally lost as the sky became whiter! (Obs.#577).
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Venus after Sunset, 19/Oct/2019. 1755-1806 BST:Used the same instrument through the upstairs west facing window. This was after the Sun had set behind Southwick Hill about half an hour before true Sunset. Once the last bit of cumulus had departed, at 1755 BST, Venus was found and followed as it crossed behind various pylon cables and finally disappeared behind a leaflet, twiggy bush on the hill, at 1806 BST.
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 Post subject: Re: The Return of Venus
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:21 am 
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Another skilled daytime observation of Venus! I must remember to try that!

I tried to see Mercury, a couple of evenings ago, but a wee strand of cloud in just the wrong area denied me the opportunity!

Best wishes,

Nigel


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 Post subject: Re: The Return of Venus
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:02 pm 
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Tuesday 22/10/19. Very clear after sunset western sky. 1755-1803 BST. Located Venus in L/S 60 mm spotter through up west facing window. It was also visible in 8x 36 binoculars when in open sky. Planet watched passing behind the groups of pylon cables until went by a bush on the hill. When the scope was zoomed up Venus appears as a tiny disc. Regards maf.


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