Tag: Venus

Thanks to the wonders of my Samsung Galaxy 3 phone’s camera … photo’s of Venus during the day!

October 8, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I love modern technology. I am old enough to have wasted money using a film camera to try and get photo’s of the planets. I say try because the quality of my photos was terrible. Today you can just get out your phone and take a picture pointing at the eyepiece of your […]

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Venus during the day (with photo)

August 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I have noticed that once Venus fades slightly past peak brightness, it gets much more difficult to locate in the day sky with the unaided eye. I put that theory to the test this afternoon as it is now only magnitude -4.0 and spend some time looking for Venus during the day. I […]

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Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in the bright evening twilight tonight (with photo)

June 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Send to Kindle(Posted 3 June 2013) I thought I would try and get a photo of Jupiter before it disappears into the glare of the Sun and then conjunction on 20 June 2013. The above photo won’t win any awards as the sky is too light. However, given how close Jupiter is to conjunction, I […]

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Venus and the crescent Moon visible to the unaided eye during the day (photograph)

July 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Let’s be honest. I was up late last night and made no attempt to get up and see this mornings crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter grouping in the morning sky. Work will get me up tomorrow morning so hopefully it will be a clear morning. I did decide to see if I could […]

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It’s not a UFO! It’s the planet Venus.

April 26, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

From now until early October 2010, expect to hear the occassional report of a UFO being visible above the Western horizon in the early evening twilight. Reports will come in about a bright stationary object that “..just sits there and changes colour..” to quote one report I can remember. That will be the […]

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Venus during the day

April 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Finally managed to get a photograph of Venus today.  🙂 Depending on the time of year, it is possible to see Venus during the day with the unaided eye or a pair of binoculars. Venus is currently fairly close to the Sun so I had to carefully position myself behind a bush. Getting […]

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