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Sunday, September 11, 2016

 

Venus Climbs Towards Spica (11 September 2016)

Venus with the bright star Spica above, Sunday September 11, 2016. Image taken with a Canon IXUS, 8 second exposure, 400 ASA at 7:15 pm ACST. Click to embiggen.Venus with the bright star Spica above, Sunday September 11, 2016. Image taken with a Canon IXUS, 8 second exposure 3 x Zoom, 400 ASA at 7:15 pm ACST. Click to embiggen.

After weeks of cloud and/or rain obscuring the horizon, I finally got to image Venus again. Jupiter is now lost in the glare of the Sun but Venus is visible late into the evening. Veuns is climbing towards a rendezvous with the bright star Spica, alpha Virginis.

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