Occultation of Venus - 22 Apr. 2009 

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Fog and clouds near the horizon frustrated my attempt to catch the first contact in this occultation of Venus, but fortunately the Moon and Venus cleared the cloud layer for the reappearance of Venus. Considering the cloudiness which developed during the rest of the day, I'm thankful to have seen anything at all!

Note that this video was created from a sequence of digital stills taken at uneven intervals.

Date/Time:    22 Apr. 2009
Location: Cerritos, CA
Scope/Lens: Borg 100ED + Nikon 2x teleconverter
Camera: Nikon D70s
Mount: Photo tripod
Guider: ---
Media: (digital)
Exposure: 1/125 sec. @ ISO 1600