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    Re: Lunars: optimal angular distances
    From: Steve E. Bryant
    Date: 2020 Apr 4, 02:38 -0700

    Sean C,

    Thank you for the Stellarium explanation. 

    There's much talk recently about seeing Venus in the day time. I've had good luck with it later in the day but before Sun set. 

    Is the ease with which we see Venus a function of the time of year?  I suspect that when it appears in close proximity to the Sun it will not be visible to the naked eye and that around the time of the vernal equinox must be part of an annually optimal secquence.  There may be other other conditions not so obvious to me. 

    I haven't yet tried but soon will attempt to see Venus earlier in the day with some planning using Stellarium and my sextant with its 7x35 telescope.  When your eyes fall on it, it can be strikingly   brilliant. 

    Thank you with Best regards,

    Steve OCBC/USPS

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