Venus by day

Well folks, my big trip has brought me to Adelaide where I've met up with Ian. Although his blog is subtitled "Obscured by clouds", yesterday he was able to point out Venus during the day to me. That was the first time I've ever seen Venus during the day proper. Cool.

Venus by day
Venus in the daytime sky CREDIT: Stuart and Ian M
We used Ian's tripod and my digital camera to get a picture of it. Although it just looks like a dot on a blue background, it is actually the planet Venus. It would have been nice to get the Moon in the same frame, but on Saturday the separation was too great for the field of view of my camera.

As I write this, it has gone cloudy. We are hoping that by Tuesday night it will be clear again and we can get a proper look at the southern skies. I want to learn how to spot a few more of the southern constellations before I return to the northern hemisphere.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Sunday 26th Mar 2006 (19:56 ACST) | Permalink
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