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Phases of Venus

Venus is an inferior planet from Earth. Depending on the relative positions of Earth and Venus, the observer on Earth sees the surface of the planet illuminated by the Sun to a variable extent. This phenomenon is called phases of Venus and is quite similar to the lunar phases. Here we present three pictures of Venus taken in December 2013. The camera was as usually amateur Lumix FZ45.

Phases of Venus

Left: stack of 15 pictures, exposure time 1/125 s, FNumber 5.2, ISO 400, optical zoom 24x, digital “zoom” 4x, tripod, 15:15 UTC.

Middle: stack of 12 pictures, exposure time 1/640 s, FNumber 5.2, ISO 100, optical zoom 24x, digital “zoom” 4x, tripod, 15:15 UTC.

Right: stack of 16 pictures, exposure time 1/1300 s, FNumber 5.2, ISO 100, optical zoom 24x, digital “zoom” 4x, no tripod, 14:30 UTC.

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Last Updated on Sunday, 05 January 2014 21:45