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Venus Thermal Emission, 


            Giuseppe Donatiello

Venus Thermal Emission

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Date:Jan. 29, 2014

Time: 08:55

Frames: 1400

FPS: 3.00000

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 9

Resolution: 2604x2500

Locations: Home site, Oria, Brindisi, Italy

Data source: Backyard


Venus, in the weeks before or after inferior conjunction, clearly shows the night side. Generally, we focus our attention in recording the blanket of clouds on the planet (UV and NIR), but the night side allows us to glimpse details of the surface of Venus, thanks to the phenomenon of the absorption bands of carbon dioxide (CO2), in near-infrared of the spectrum. The blanket of clouds of the planet can be drilled only in a "window" around 1000nm. Using CCD or webcam with high sensitivity in the infrared and filters of proven quality you can record this particular emissions.

Oversampled image captured with SharpCap - Frame Stack 10x
Properly exposed image captured at 25fps



Giuseppe Donatiello
License: None (All rights reserved)


Venus Thermal Emission, 


            Giuseppe Donatiello