Only 100min After Venus Inferior Conjunction
Taken by Shiraishi on January 11, 2014 @
Kumagaya-shi, Saitama, Japan
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Camera Used: NIKON COOLPIX P510
Exposure Time: 10/20000
Date Taken: 2014:01:11 11:51:04
Venus, only 100 minutes after Venus inferior conjunction.
Today, in Japan, Venus inferior conjunction occurs in daytime 9:55 (UTC+9).
However, Venus lies to the north of Sun by 5 degrees, so Venus shape must be bottom-lit crescent.
Today, at the culmination of Venus and Sun, I introduced Sun in the field of view of my camera, and change the altitude direction of the camera by 5 degrees, and then I took some images.
Then I found the bottom-lit crescent Venus in the images!
Nikon COOLPIX P510 digital camera (no telescope); ISO 100, F8.3, 1/2000s exposure, f=1000mm.