An Afternoon Venus

An Afternoon Venus by Ralph Smyth, Lisburn, N. Ireland, Equipment: Celestron C8SCT, HEQ5PRO, ZWO290MM, Baader 610nm longpass filter, Optolong Venus (U) filter.

Ralph Smyth

Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Celestron C8SCT mounted on an HEQ5PRO mount. ZWO290MM camera imaging through Baader 610nm longpass filter and Optolong Venus (U) filter.

After days of cloud and after the clearance of rain earlier that day, the sky cleared enough for me to spot the bright dot of Venus and capture this UV/IR image of Venus in the afternoon of 20.02.17.