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Saturday, May 02, 2009

 

Images from the Occultation of Venus, April, 22 2009


Back in April 22, the Moon was pretty close to Venus from here in Australia, but in America the crescent Moon went in front of crescent Venus, a truly amazing sight. The YouTube Video embedded is from Kritirichards, using a a 70CM telescope in south central New Mexico (the visible crescent is Venus, not the moon). There is also a series of amazing videos at Astrophoto, as well as some great still images. Astroprof has some good images too, as does mom is a verb. Finally, there is an online article from Sky&Telescope about the occultation.

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