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UV Venus, April 7, 2020, 19:02

UV Venus, April 7, 2020, 19:02

Equipment
-telescope Celestron NexStar 8 SE
-mount Meade LX85
-Barlow lens NPZ 2x cell
-atmospheric dispersion corrector ZWO ADC
QHY5III178m camera
-Meade green CCD filter (red channel, 100 fps)
ZWB2 + NPZ ZSZ-22 filters stack (blue channel, 40 fps)
Processing: Autostakkert (2000 frames from 29259 (red channel), 10000 frames from 40000 (blue channel), Registax 5 (wavelets).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard

Below is an animation of the rotation of Venus in 40 minutes (two frames – 19:02-19:22 и 19:22-19:42).

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For the first time in my life, I have been observing a very spectacular phenomenon – the conjunction of Venus and the star cluster M 45 Pleiades. I took a picture of them through a 70 mm telescope, and also admired the 10×42 binoculars.

Venus and the Pleiades, April 3, 2020, 20:08

Venus and the Pleiades, April 3, 2020, 20:08

Equipment:
-Meade 70mm Astrograph Quadruplet APO Refractor
-Meade LX85 mount
-Canon 550Da camera (exp 5s, ISO 400).
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.