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Image of the day 06/30/2020

    Moon Venus Occultation, 


            Peter Goodhew

    Moon Venus Occultation

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM Telescopes TMB - LZOS Apo refractor 152/1200

    Imaging cameras: QSI 6120wsg-8

    Mounts: 10Micron GM2000HPS II

    Filters: Red

    Frames: 1

    FPS: 100.00000

    Focal length: 1200

    Resolution: 4250x2838

    Locations: e-Eye, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extramadura, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


    At 09:18 CET on the morning of 19 June 2020 the Moon was about to pass in front of the planet Venus. Imaging this by daylight was a bit of a challenge, especially as the sun was nearby, but using a short exposure (1/100th second) and a red filter managed to capture the moment just before Venus disappeared. It's interesting to note that with Venus being so much farther away it is far more illuminated than the Moon, which is only 4% illuminated.



    • Final
      Moon Venus Occultation, 


            Peter Goodhew
      Moon Venus Occultation, 


            Peter Goodhew


    Description: The Moon on final approach. A composite image showing the position of the Moon every two minutes as it approached Venus.

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    Moon Venus Occultation, 


            Peter Goodhew

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