When Venus is at a small crescent phase like now, it’s actually closer to Earth in its orbit and that is why it’s so much larger as seen through the eyepiece of the telescope. Venus is also an inferior planet and is inside of the Earths orbit, so you will never see Venus crossing the night-time sky like Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Venus stays quite close to the Sun on the ecliptic and sometimes is the brightness object in the night sky. It’s also known as the morning or evening star because of its brightness and beauty.
If you would like to know more about Venus please go to NASA’s website at:
Information on my images: I used the same equipment and camera settings for all of the pictures and they are all to scale in relation to size. The montage of images were taken on the 12th August, 10th September and 2nd October 2018 with a Meade 10inch LX200 telescope and a ZWO ASI 120 MC-S colour camera with a 3x Barlow attached. AVI movie files were captured and then processed in RegiStax6 and PS CS4.