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Victor C. Rogus (FRAS)
Sedona, Arizona
04/23/2020
10:33 pm

Equipment Details:

4" Achromatic Refractor Telescope on Losmandy GM-8 mount using a Cannon 80d camera.

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Enlarged image a bit in Adobe

Image Details:

As seen to me just now, the Planet Venus in a waning gibous phase with an illumination of 33%, through a four inch Achromatic Refractor Telescope at 50x.
In a telescope, Venus has enlarged to 33 arcseconds in diameter while waning in phase to become a thick crescent 1/3 sunlit. Venus will continue to enlarge and wane, finally becoming a dramatically thin crescent low in twilight in late May as it approaches conjunction with the Sun.(Sky and Telescope)