After some amazing solar views, we were treated to the beautiful sight of two slender crescents. Brilliant Venus was an astonishingly large but slender arc of brilliant white descending into the treetops. The Moon was much higher, but captivating with its rugged craters and maria captured in stark relief on a much larger crescent.
|Subject||Venus and Moon|
|Date/Time||January 3, 2014 5:30 – 5:40 PM MST
(January 4, 2014 0030-0045 UT
|Observing Loc.||Flagstaff, AZ – Home|
|Instrument||SkyQuest XT8 – 203 mm f/5.9 Dobsonian|
|Eyepieces/Mag.||32 mm Sirius Plössl (37.5X)
Pentax XW 10 (120X)