for anybody who takes the time to look up and marvel at the sight :-)
If you look at Venus right now through your telescope you’ll see that it’s light is being refracted and showing all these rainbow colours because of our Earths turbulent atmosphere. It’s called Scintillation and it’s making it very hard to capture some useful images as the planet is wobbling all over the place…but it does look very pretty.
You can remove this colour by processing but I’m leaving it here because this is what it really looks like in the eyepiece…you'll see that the other image has the colour removed.
I think this may be the last image of Venus taken through my telescope, as the planet is now so low it’s skimming the roof of the house next door. Even my wide field pictures taken outside on the front lawn is showing the planet just above the house roofs across the road.
The crescent Venus was taken with 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 1200 frames, stacked in RegiStax6, and processed in PS CS4. (To remove the spectrum colours use the RGB align feature in RegiStax6)
Wide field image below of Orion, Hyades Star Cluster and Venus was taken with a Canon 70D camera and a Tamron 18-400mm lens set at 18mm, nine images were captured and stacked in DSS and processed in PS CS4. The exposure time was 3.2 seconds and ISO 1000.