Planets Observing Campaign 2022

Latest observations added at the top.

Images taken with 5inch or 6inch APO refractor or 12inch CDK or 13inch Newtonian
Recording with ASI224MC or ASI120MC / ASI174 with FireCapture. Processing in AstroStakkert!3, Registax 6 and Photoshop CS2.

2022-01-17 18:58UT. We start the 2022 planets observing campaign with a day time image of Venus near inferior conjunction. This makes for a large thin crescent of the planet. Illumination was 3.3% Inferior conjunction was 2022-01-09 01UT so the observation was just 8 days after that at an elongation of 15 degrees. The elongation will increase rapidly as Venus moves into the morning sky.

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