April 99 Observations

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04/27/99
Image of the sun projected on to a white piece of cardboard thru a small unfiltered refractor.

04/25/99
At 6:03PM EST, with the sun still high in the sky, I was able to locate Venus with the unaided eye. I got the scope out and at 136X Venus looked very strange against the blue sky as opposed to a black or night sky. I was not able to view it very long but gaps between the clouds seemed visible. Venus' shape was slightly gibbous, a bit past half disk. I hope to image this planet during the day to see what detail can be obtained. The weather today (4/25) was rather unusually clear and transparent.


Image of the sun projected on to a white piece of cardboard thru a small unfiltered refractor.
Notice the change from yesterday. Orientation of image unknown. Out of round image is caused by video camera being offset from center.


04/24/99
Image of the sun projected on to a white piece of cardboard thru a small unfiltered refractor.
Orientation of image unknown. Out of round image is caused by video camera being offset from center.


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