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    Default Venus and Saturn in the pre-dawn hours 1-21-16



    Saturn is on its way up in the pre-dawn sky and Venus is on its way down. Saturn is at an apparent magnitude 0.53 and peaks on June 2nd at 0.00 apparent magnitude. The rings of Saturn are a crown jewel in our Solar System, and viewing them through a large or small telescope is really out of this world.

    Venus, on the other hand has already reached its peak brightness on September 14th, at an apparent magnitude of -4.53 and currently is at a -4.00. Venus is actually taking shape and shining quite bright. The last time I did any imaging of Venus (other than the daytime Venus/Moon conjunction) it was more of a crescent shape. Venus goes through phases similar to our Moon

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    These are all stacked images with Avistack, 1800 frames to produce the final images. Taken with a Celestron Nexstar 6SE and a Phillips SPC900NC webcam.

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    Default Re: Venus and Saturn in the pre-dawn hours 1-21-16

    Nice images nullinvoid.
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    Great work, thanks for posting!
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    Default Re: Venus and Saturn in the pre-dawn hours 1-21-16

    Hi Nullinvoid. A superb pair of Saturn images, along with the gibbous Venus capture. You captured some nice belting on Saturn, and the ring system as well. Thanks for sharing these with us nullinvoid, and keep up your great work.
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