Contains:  Solar system body or event
Venus on January 12, 2020, 


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Venus on January 12, 2020

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Edge HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  FireCapture  ·  WinJUPOS  ·  Photoshop  ·  AutoStakkert!

Filters: ZWO Red 1.25"  ·  ZWO Blue 1.25"  ·  ZWO Green 1.25"

Accessory: Celestron X-Cel LX 3x Barlow

Date: Jan. 12, 2020

Time: 01:17

CMI: 21.90

CMII: 271.80

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 10

Resolution: 345x345

Locations: Home, Cibolo, Texas, United States

Data source: Traveller


Tonight was a chilly one, but it was worth the improved conditions for imaging. This was a first light for my ZWO EFWmini and Celestron StarPointer Pro. The EFWmini is surprisingly quiet compared to other electronic filter wheels I have used. The StarPointer Pro also works great, but I recommend finding a mounting bracket for red dot finders if you have an SCT and need to remove it after every session.