February 27 2009
AP Traveler, STL11000
Single 100ms Sub in Ha

The elongation of Venus from the Sun is particularly large this year,
allowing spectacular views of Venus right through it's inferior conjunction.

Venus is about 3.5 times larger in diameter than the Moon but at present is
about 150 times more distant. Both are lit by the Sun from the same angle

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Moon and Venus