Venus in the daytime

Imaged and captured on June 18th 1999 at approximately 2200 hours UTC. Venus is a good daytime target, since it is easily visible in the finder. At the eyepiece, it often appears easier to see than at night when it is much brighter relative to the background.

Telescope: 8" f10 Meade LX200.

Camera: PC23C video camera from Super Circuits at prime focus, modified to prevent video gain from rising on small bright targets.

Capture device: ATI All In Wonder Pro video card at 640 by 480 resolution

Processed with SkyPro (now CCDSoft) to stretch the contrast. No sharpening was applied.

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