I’m at my Stardust Observatory for the May new Moon weekend and I had to get out quite early to capture this picture of Venus as the sky was still light. The view over to the north-western part of the sky has lots of trees but I did managed to capture three short AVI videos of the planet…. Yay!
Because Venus is very bright it shows up with these pretty colours, if you want to remove them for a more natural colour of the planet there is a setting in RegiStax6 called RGB balance. I find this removes those refracted colours even though I really like them :-)
Images were taken with a Meade LX200 10inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and a ZWO ASI 120MC camera with a 3x Barlow lens attached, AVI videos were captured then stacked in RegiSta6 and processed in PS CS4.