I started working on my Herschel 400 list in 1992, so here I am 20 years later and very close to finishing. Hopefully I will finish soon.
Archive for June, 2012
Venus has moved to morning “star” status. No, Venus is not a star, but lots of people refer to it as such when they see it all bright and shiny in the morning….same for the evening too, but that’s all past. Confusing isn’t it? Nah.
Just start looking in the east before sunup for Venus. I’m sure she’ll show up soon.
I can’t show you a photo because Venus is so close to the Sun, all the camera sees is glare.
However, I could see the thin crescent this morning at 9:47 a.m. local mountain time.
Venus’ location at the time was RA 5h 4m 15.2s Dec 23 32′ 24″
The Sun’s location was RA 4h 48m 15s Dec 22 24′ 44″
Doing longhand math that makes Venus 16m .2s in RA and 1 7′ 40″ in Dec away from the Sun
Whew! Come on Tuesday!