Venus

I imaged using the HEQ5, N250/1200, ASI 178MM (cooled), home observatory, mountpusher gear, aided by a red, Calcium K-line and a Venus U filter, all three from Baader. I used the red as orange and the U as cyan, to create the false color RGB picture, applying the K-line as a semi-opaque luminance layer on top.

With each passing day, the planet moves more and more out of the reach of my balcony observatory, these days the best horizon, the aperture being already partially covered by the corner of a wall, is at around 17:10 local time.

the red channel, used both as a color base and as a shape-base, for the more fuzzy UV channels

the red channel, used both as a color base and as a shape-base, for the more fuzzy UV channels

Baader Venus U filter

Baader Venus U filter

Baader Calcium K-line

Baader Calcium K-line

Venus – the false color combo

Venus – the false color combo

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