Venus Occultation | Randy Buchwald

Photographer
Randy Buchwald
Email
publicseashell001@wi.rr.com
Location of photo
Harken Observatory - Pewaukee, WI
Date/Time of photo
4/22/2009
Equipment
12" Meade LX200 GPS with Canon EOS450D, 1/250th sec exposures at ASA100
Description
This is the onset of occultation. Individual frames were first processed using MaxIm DL IP. Susequently processed with GIMP2 and then with Registax4. Stacked on moon to preserve crater detail and show relative position of Venus to the lunar limb. Also, one image stacked on Venus and substitued for first in sequence. Could not see moon with naked eye in morning sunshine, but the telescope knew where to find Venus! Had not observed planets in daytime before. It was a good learning experience.