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    Daytime Venus Rising Dip Short
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2012 May 3, 12:19 -0700

    Today Venus was observed during the day from my boat dock using a dip short horizon to the opposite side of the harbor (.157 NM) from an exact height of eye of 6.5 ft.. To prepare it was necessary to pre-calculate for an azimuth of 76* which gave me a 4* wide short horizon. Index error was checked by measuring the Sun's diameter on and off the arc. The measurement came in at 31.6' on and 31.6' off for zero error. My lucky day :) The online dip short calculator gave me a - 23.7' correction to apply to the (Hs). At the pre-calculated time the Tamaya Jupiter was raised and Venus showed herself as a faint elongated oval in the 7x35 scope. Five observations were done with an average intercept of 0.7' A and a spread of 0.9'. A CN first in the log books.

    A rather large sunspot is now visible. About the size Venus will be when she transits the Sun on the 5th of June during the late afternoon here in California. (see image 3277)

    Greg Rudzinski
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