A twilight view of Mercury, Spica & Venus with the asteroid Vesta in attendance.
Why do we only see Venus in the West?
Setting in the West
Amateur astro-photography is not always about imaging the most beautiful wide nebulae.
Every nineteen months Venus moves into our evening sky, stays for about nine and a half months and then disappears below our evening horizon
Designation: Venus Visual magnitude: -3.8 (varies between -3.4 to -4.2 over its cycle) Apparent size: 18 arc seconds. current. … More
No astrophotography for the last few weeks for me, (mostly thanks to 90% cloudy nights) but also probably none for … More
Our neighbouring planet Venus recently returned to the evening sky and will dominate the Western sky after sunset until Ocober. … More
Some of my recent astro-images with the Canon 60D camera – no telescope and no light pollution filter. The star … More
No, that really isn’t the Moon. It’s a planet – Venus. It’s summer here in Sydney and the late sunsets … More
I love planetary conjunctions and watching the Solar System in action as the planets follow their orbits across the sky. … More
Magnificent Venus returned to the evening sky in July 2016 and will remain dominant in the Western sky until March … More
All images © R.Powell
The planetary conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mercury is just about over but tonight the two day old crescent Moon … More
Last night I joined my Macarthur Astronomical Society friends at Campbelltown Rotary Observatory for another of our public astronomy nights. … More
Click on an image for slide show of my planetary images taken in 2012: All images © R.Powell
My 2010 images of beautiful Venus All images © R.Powell
My best Solar System images taken in 2010 ….and some interesting planetary conjunctions: All images © R.Powell
All images © R.Powell
Comet C/2014 Q1 (Panstarrs) was just a little higher in the sky tonight but it was still lower and dimmer … More
I like to look for bright comets with my DSLR mounted on a tripod. It’s a simple approach and it’s … More
2015-07-01 Venus & Jupiter with Moons In Telescope As well as photographing the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, I also … More
2015-06-27 Venus Jupiter Sunset – Wide Angle Jupiter and Venus are edging towards a very close conjunction on 1st July. … More
2015-06-20 Moon Venus Jupiter 18mm. (c) R.Powell On 20th June 2015 the crescent Moon passed close to Venus … More