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Moon and Venus

26.8.2022 at 04.20 - Akaa
Markku Ruonala

A beautiful meeting of celestial bodies once again, you never get tired of coming to observe them even in the wee hours of the morning before a working day. The misty lake created an even more beautiful view.

Moon and Venus

26.6.2022 at 03.07 - Turku (III)
Paula Mattila

The crescent moon rose into the clear sky and was still able to separate the planet Venus before sunrise with the naked eye.

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Venus and Jupiter

1.5.2022 at 11.20 - Turku (II)
Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

The conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter happen unnecessarily often in the daylight, but it is not an obstacle to detection, only a retarder. This time, the duo was found confusingly easily with a finger-gauge of the sun and horizon with forks. When the approximate place was clear, the binoculars immediately bounced off the bright Venus, and Jupiter next to it. After that, Venus was already easily visible to the naked eye when he knew the place. (Trees and clouds are relatively good helpers, though.) I was a bit behind, at this point the difference between the planets was already about 0.3 °. Sur...

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Venus

26.2.2022 at 07.12 - 07.15 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi (III)
Teemu Syväjärvi

When I woke up quite early this morning, I also noticed a bright morning star heading south, which I photographed through my Newton-style binoculars and directly on my iPhone 7’s cell phone camera.

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Landscape image of a planet

11.2.2022 at 07.27 - 07.35 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi (I)
Teemu Syväjärvi

This morning, too, I described a glorious morning star growing southward, the planet Venus, both directly through my iPhone 7 and through my Newton-style telescope. (I couldn't get my cell phone set for better settings.)

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Landscape image of a planet

10.2.2022 at 07.05 - 07.20 - Masku (IV)
Christel Kujala

Venus shone exceptionally bright just before sunrise. Location Askainen, 7:15

Venus

10.2.2022 at 07.30 - 07.35 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi
Teemu Syväjärvi

When I woke up early this morning too, I also had time to photograph the morning star, the planet Venus, with my iPhone 7 camera, both without a telescope and through my Newton-style telescope.

Images: 7 pcs

Venus

9.2.2022 at 07.50 - Kouvola (II)
Tero Sipinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Venus shone bright near the horizon at dawn. When it was still visible a little later and climbed a little higher, I was inspired to experiment with the balconies to see if the phase could be seen with camera optics. I didn't even try the description from the balcony when I couldn't get the outer door open because of the snow. So the picture was taken comfortably from the interior, through one window pane by hand at a 600-millimeter. 100% cropping in the first image, original in the second image. Venus was less than 10 degrees and was just over 20% illuminated.

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Landscape image of a planet

9.2.2022 at 07.56 - Mänttä-Vilppula (III)
Jukka Laakso

Venus, glancing at the crevice of the trees, insisted on filming from a more convenient location, the lake shore. Ice fog also rose to create an atmosphere.

Venus

9.2.2022 at 07.34 - 07.35 - Lempäälä, Sääksjärvi (III)
Teemu Syväjärvi

When I had risen early this morning, I noticed a bright "star" in my south-facing window pointing at my Newton-like amateur telescope. The object was also very visible to the naked eye, but I also separated the phase of Venus through my telescope, which would correspond to a growing lunar crescent. From the handheld quickly through my telescope to the pictures I took with my iPhone 7 camera, though that step doesn’t stand out properly, it was very clear to the naked eye through my telescope.

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Landscape image of a planet

7.2.2022 at 08.04 - Raisio (IV)
Heikki Aho, Turun Ursa

Venus above Turku shipyard in foggy weather. Described on a cell phone with a dog. I was still going home to get the chamber but the fog had already risen higher and the landscape was gone.

Venus

22.1.2022 at 08.50 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

The sickle-shaped Venus rose from the southeast at dawn.

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Venus

22.1.2022 at 09.12 - Kuusamo, Käylä (III)
Jani Päiväniemi, Ursa (Pohjois-Suomi)

Venus was nicely visible in the morning sky in my backyard so I grabbed a picture of it.

Venus

16.1.2022 at 08.20 - Valkeakoski
Markku Ruonala

Ten days ago I was staring at Venus from the evening sky, today it was seen beautifully in the morning sky. Picture taken with camera optics (400 mm), the picture is sharply cropped.

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Landscape image of a planet

10.1.2022 at 15.24 - 19.04 - Kouvola (III)
Jussi Pokki

Photos show Venus, Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter very low in the evening sky. Altitudes are checked from Stellarium. All pictures taken with mobile phone. Also Uranus was observed, but it was not possible to take a photo with my equipment. Saturn follows Mercury and is only a bit behind it in the sky. As can bee seen in the photos, Saturn's orbit was located slightly higher than Mercury's. Details of the photos: Venus 15:23:56, altitude 2 deg 55 min Mercury 16:29:45, altitude 4 deg 3 min Mercury 16:41:43, altitude 3 deg 7 min Saturn 16:48:01, altitde 4 deg 21 min Saturn 16:53:21, altitude 3 deg ...

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Venus

7.1.2022 at 15.54 - Espoo (II)
Markus Hotakainen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Venus still wedged in the evening sky after sunset. There were 35 hours in the subconjunctiva at the time of shooting, so the sickle is already very capricious. At a zoom of 150 to 600 millimeters, the planet was easy to find, but it no longer stood out to the naked eye.

Venus

6.1.2022 at 15.58 - Espoo (II)
Markus Hotakainen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Capricious Venus like the Moon in the tropical sky. In the lower conjuncture for about 59 hours, but still easily found with camera optics (image cropped), and as the sky darkened slightly, it also stood out to the naked eye. The camera clock appears to have been in daylight saving time ...

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Landscape image of a planet

1.1.2022 at 16.52 - Lohja, Lohjanjärvi (II)
Jari Virtanen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

On New Year’s Day, I took a picture of the planetary trio Jupiter (mag -2.1), Saturn (mag +0.7) and Venus (mag -4.3) at the same time as 6 days earlier. The weather was better and I could see with the naked eye as Venus disappeared behind the trees on the horizon. The goal was to include Mercury (mag -0.7), but by about 4 pm it couldn't be seen in the photos. 5.1 - 6.1 after sunset The sickle of the moon appears to accompany the planets. Admittedly, the visibility of Venus may already be quite poor.

Venus

4.1.2022 at 16.05 - Espoo (II)
Markus Hotakainen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

Venus is starting to be Lumia last winter. The elongation is reduced to less than nine degrees and the subconjunctiva is only four days old. However, the planet was still visible in the low canopies of the trees - as the evening sky became clear at the end of a cloudy and partly rainy day - and the phase was clearly distinguished by camera optics.

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Landscape image of a planet

26.12.2021 at 15.20 - Kuusamo (III)
Voitto Pitkanen

Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in a composite image. I did not suddenly distinguish Saturn (in the middle of the picture, above the trees) with the naked eye, although I found it in the pictures. The brown after the sunset tempted me to take pictures of the interior, and an old camera hurt my hand, so dirt on the window and lens came to the fore. But the afternoon was great to watch.

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