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Venus Image 2017/05/05(UT)

Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel
Please find attached an observation of Venus which I made this morning.  Seeing was rather poor, but there were a number of interesting features present:
 -Illuminated Disk: Phase now much larger, dusky shading present on the disk.  There seemed to be a darker streak present to the south.  
 -Unilluminated Disk: Not visible.
 -Bright Limb Band: Visible and complete
 -Terminator: Geometrically regular.
 -Cusp Caps: Both seemed to be about the same brightness, perhaps the southern cusp cap was larger, but difficult to be sure in these conditions.
 -Cusp Collars: The souther collar still seems to be the most prominent.  The northern collar was easier in the W#15 and W#47 filters.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]

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