Venus and Jupiter

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Venus and Jupiter

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Hi guys,

Hope y'all are aware of Venus and Jupiter coming close together these few nights! I have yet to deploy my scope and I will do so soon!
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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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Been keeping watch since Sunday...yesterday evening the 2 planets resembled a binary star :)

Unfortunately with the heavy rain now, must keep fingers crossed for evening

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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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It appears Venus is now brighter than Jupiter. I tried to see it at around 120x but appears as a bright disc. How many times mag should be used for venus?

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Venus has always been brighter than Jupiter. You'll only need around 70x to 100x to see the fat crescent phase.
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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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Yeah like what Mariner said, Venus is always brighter than Jupiter , due to closeness to Earth and its thick reflective atmosphere.
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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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I looked at venus with ard 110x but all i see was a very bright yellow disc. [smilie=ahaaah.gif]

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Are you sure you're looking at the right thing? At 110x the image of Venus should be somewhat smaller than this image here but the crescent should be quite obvious.

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Nice shot Mariner.
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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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stargazer wrote:I looked at venus with ard 110x but all i see was a very bright yellow disc. [smilie=ahaaah.gif]
Even at around 80x-90x I can usually resolve the crescent!

Not sure why it's just a yellow disc for you, but you should try again haha!

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Re: Venus and Jupiter

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Oh...this is what I see also. Tot I would see some kind of feature just like Jupiter. :mryellow:

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