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Venus Image 2017/09/24(UT)

Paul G. Abel,Frank J Melillo

Paul G. Abel
With the sun behind the houses seeing was rather good at times,and I was able to use a power of x200 to view the planet.
A number of things of note:
Illuminated Disk:  Phase now rather large.  There appeared to be a diagonal dusky streak extending out from the terminator up into the south.
Another vaguer patch was visible to the north.
Interestingly,there appeared to be some brighter spots visible on the limb to the south not to far from the southern cusp,
and a brighter spot visible on the northern limb.  These were much easier to see in theW15 filter.
Bright Limb Band: Visible and complete- some brighter patches visible.
Terminator: Geometrically Regular.
Cusp Regions: Both visible but it seemed that the northern cusp cap was marginally brighter.
Cusp Collars:  Both present and about equal.

[Paul G. Abel:Leicester:United Kingdom]

Frank J Melillo

[Frank J Melillo  Holtsville NY U.S.A]

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