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Venus occultation, 



    
        

            Fritz

Venus occultation

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Venus occultation, 



    
        

            Fritz

Venus occultation

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher MAK 127

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MM

Software: FireCapture 2.3  ·  Autostakkert! 2 Auto Stakkert! 2  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Castell IR-Pass


Date: June 19, 2020

Focal length: 1500


Resolution: 1395x1388

Locations: Mobile Setup, Wien, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

The weather forecast was bad, a gap in the cloud cover was predicted only about 100 km south of Vienna. When I drove off it was drizzling.

After a trip of about 80 km, the time had come: A thin cloud veil was still there, but time was short: I set up my rig. But to my dismay I couldn't find the moon. Not with naked eyes, not with binoculars, not with the finder scope: I could not find the moon. How embarassing!

When I almost gave up, I saw a blink in the finder scope: Venus! Just in time! The occultaion had just started, so I had no time for a fine adjustment.

Minutes later, the cloud gap closed again, but I had a picture.

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Venus occultation, 



    
        

            Fritz