Contains: Venus

Dark side of Venus - planet surface thermal map

Technical card

Resolution: 2126x1101

Date: March 3, 2017

Time: 18:20

Frames: 1000

FPS: 3.00000

Focal length: 1800

Seeing: 2

Transparency: 6

Locations: Home Observatory, Budy Dłutowskie , Pabianice, Poland


Venus thermal map recorded in infrared IR 950nm

We are able to see details of planet surface under clouds thanks to temperature differences of higher and lower regions of the planet.

Carbon dioxide is translucent for thermal radiation in wavelenght around 1000nm that's why we are able to "see" planet surface thru clouds (of course not directly)



Łukasz Sujka


Dark side of Venus - planet surface thermal map, 


        Łukasz Sujka