At the time of this photo, Venus was at magnitude -4.3, despite being only 4% illuminated and 9 days away from inferior conjunction. The diameter of Venus was 57 arcseconds. This photo was shot through hazy skies.
- Date/Time: 16 Mar. 2017 - 14:31 PDT
- Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
- Camera: Fuji XT-1
- Exposure: 1/1400 sec. (single frame)
- Lens: AP 155 + 2x teleconverter (~2000mm FL)
- Mount: Losmandy Titan
- Image Processing: Lightroom