Last night I set up my telescope to capture some lovely images of Venus in its gibbous phase and even though the planet was quite steady, its brilliant light was refracting all the colours of the rainbow because of our turbulent atmosphere. It really looked very pretty, so I’ve posted an image of what it really looked like as viewed in the telescope and captured with my camera.
The second image below is the more natural view with the colours removed using the RGB align feature in RegiStax6, but it’s not the true view as seen through the telescope last night…. You must try and go outside and have a look at this spectacular planet that’s blazing away in all its glory :-)
Image was taken with a 10inch Meade GPS Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a ZWO 120 MC-S camera with a 3x Barlow lens attached. An AVI movie was captured with 2500frames, stacked in RegiStax6, and processed in PS CS4.