PhotographerErnest R. Evans
Location of photoPawcatuck, CT
Date/Time of photoJuly 11, 2010 15:25 UT
Equipment6" f/8 Criterion RV6 Newtonian telescope w/violet filter at 150X. Digital point-and-shoot camera used afocally. Image composite of 200, 0.1" frames; processed in Registax, XnView and MS Paint.
DescriptionThis photo shows the cloud deck on Venus photographed through a violet filter during strong daylight. Additional processing with software shows views with violet suppressed and also in gray tone. No obvious detail seen visually through the telescope!