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Venus Image 2017/05/18(UT)

Paul G. Abel

Paul G. Abel
Seeing was rather poor, but there were a number of interesting features on the disk which I think have some basis in reality:
Illuminated Disk:  In IL there seemed to be two shaded regions each of which contained a streak heading out into the disk. 
The W#15 provided much the best view, and in this light there seemed to be two distinct darker streaks and a darker spot.
 - Bright Limb Band: Visible and complete
 - Terminator: Geometrically regular.
 - Cusp Caps: Both seemed to be about equal in size and brightness.
 - Cusp Collars: Both present and at times seemed to be very easy to see- both seemed to be about equal intensity.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]

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