Benson, AZ 85602 hm ph: 520-586-2244 I looked over at Venus saying to myself, "I wonder how its crescent looks today?", but was too lazy to move my scope, though I had looked at it a couple days earlier. I was surprised at how fast the planet had moved in that amount of time. I have a fairly high western horizon (to block out the lights of Tucson) which is a good thing and a bad thing. Nice shots of the SN to Howard and JD. Surprisingly I haven't had a chance to look at it, but it's been very windy here especially early in the evening. Clear skies, Wayne (aka Mr. Galaxy) ---------- Original Message ---------- From: "J. D MADDY" <maddy0485@xxxxxxx> To: "az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [AZ-Observing] Venus Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:34:41 -0700 Take a look at Venus in the next couple of days if you can. Don't wait too long as Venus is rapidly approaching the Sun. This ugly picture was taken on Monday afternoon when it was about 12 degrees from the Sun. A telescopic look is much better. It reminds me of a solar eclipse about 2 minutes before totality. Be sure to approach the eyepiece with caution if your telescope isn't aligned properly! http://www.astroverde.org/images/Venus-May-28-Cropped.jpg JD Maddy -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.