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Venus

3:48pm EDT Mar 21, 2009. Just 5 days before conjunction.
3.5" Questar axial port -> SwivelCoupler -> Filter Holder -> SXV-H9.
20 best out of 180 0.02-second frames with Ha filter.
THIS IS A DAYTIME IMAGE!
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With clouds (and some Topaz denoising)
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Here's the best 13 frames stacked, enlarged by 2x, and inverted for easy viewing.
This image seems to show a faint hint of cusp extensions, especially for the right-hand cusp.
Cusp extensions are caused by the glow of Venus' atmosphere.
Venus


12 noon EDT Oct 13, 2007.
3.5" Questar axial port -> SwivelCoupler -> ToUcam.
400 frames.
THIS IS A DAYTIME IMAGE!
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About 9:31pm EDT May 16, 2004.
3.5" Questar axial port -> 2x Barlow -> SwivelCoupler -> ToUcam.
300 frames.
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