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Venus on 2020-04-27 (Near-UV and IR), 



Venus on 2020-04-27 (Near-UV and IR)

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nextstar Evolution C8

Imaging cameras: ASI290MM

Mounts: Celestron AVX Mount

Software: Sharpcap 2.9  ·  Emil Kraaikamp Autostackert! 3.0.14  ·  WinJUPOS - Grischa Hahn WinJUPOS 10.3.9  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  GIMP Development Team GIMP 2.8.22  ·  RegiStax 6  ·  FireCapture 2.5 x64

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR pass 685nm  ·  W47+BG-39

Accessory: ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC)  ·  Celestron Focus Motor for SCT  ·  Siebert Optics 2x 1.25" Barlow (custom)

Date:April 27, 2020

Time: 23:57

Frames: 5000

FPS: 250.00000

Focal length: 4000

Seeing: 2

Transparency: 8

Resolution: 900x500

Locations: Home, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Data source: Backyard


Continuing my imaging of Venus during the 2019-2020 evening apparition.

These images were captured on the night of April 27, 2020. Venus was ~27% illuminated in this image. The red channel uses data from an IR pass filter and the Blue channel uses data from a combined W47 Violet and BG-39 filter to capture some near-UV. Once again, the seeing was below average to average this night. No hint of clouds in these near-UV images...

Imaged with a C8 Evo, ZWO ADC, Baader IR 685nm pass and W47+UG39 filters, and ZWO ASI290MM. Imaging train was configured to give me ~F/20. Image capture using Firecapture (see below for exposure settings). Stacking in AutoStakkert3 (best 10% of ~50000 frames captured over 180 seconds). Color balancing and Wavelet sharpening in Registax6. Derotated and combined three images in WinJUPOS for both the W47+UG39 and IRpass filters.



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Venus on 2020-04-27 (Near-UV and IR),