Occultation of Venus - 22 Apr. 2009 

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Click for video of the reappearance of Venus.

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!

This shot was snapped just as Venus completely cleared the Moon's edge. The emergence of Venus can be seen in a video constructed from a set of still images like the one above.

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