Observing Log for 2005-12-08
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2005-12-08


Location: Billingborough (South Lincolnshire, UK)
From: 2005-12-08 16:17 UT
To: 2005-12-08 16:24 UT
Equipment: Tento 10x50 Binoculars
Temperature: 4.1C
Humidity: 90%
Notes:

Quite a clear evening, hardly any cloud. Decided to have a quick look at Venus through a binocular to see if I could see any hint of a phase (I'd recently been reading other people's accounts of doing this and wanted to try for myself).

Venus

From: 2005-12-08 16:17 UT
To: 2005-12-08 16:24 UT

Quickly stepped outside with the Tento 10x50 binoculars (just hand-held, no monopod or tripod) to have a look at Venus. At first it was hard to be sure if I could see any sort of phase due to the image flaring quite a bit. After a little bit of effort, refocusing and eye-switching I was pretty sure that I could see a hint of the phase.

Next chance I get I'll try it using the monopod or the tripod.


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