Venus at daytime
A short brake in clouds, so it was time for some daytime astronomy. Took a quick look at the Sun of course, but the main reason was Venus. Believe it or not, this time it was so so easy to find it, I simply could not believe. I checked in Sky Safari, how far Venus is from Sun, then pointed the finderscope to the assumed direction and there it was. I recon this was a one off occasion, usually it takes minutes...
Venus is tiny now, more than 1/3rd of the apparent size compared to opposition. I could't see the phase through finderscope, only through the scope.
Venus is at 60.7% illumination and it look, well the word I'm probably looking for is magnificent, maybe majestic :) Equipment:
Skywatcher 250/1200 Flextube dobson
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