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    Re: Venus at inferior conjunction
    From: Tony Oz
    Date: 2017 Mar 30, 04:17 -0700

    Hello!

    I made several attempts to see the Venus - no luck so far.

    Frank wrote:

    Just make sure you set up at a location where you can put the Sun behind a building or a tree.

    Apparently it is more difficult than just standing in a shadow! :)

    This time I'll get more scientific about it.

    I've pre-calculated the "Venus distance", the Venus's and Sun's Hc's and Zn's (at 1200UT for my location they will be today: dV-S=11°9'; HcVenus= 29°52', ZnVenus= 227°; HcSun=29°38,5', ZnSun= 214°). The azimuthal difference is 13°30'. I will use the azimuthal difference value to calculate the linear offset from the edge of the roof's shadow from where the Venus should be straight above the chimney.

    Hope - this time I'll find the Venus with my 6x monocular.

    Regards,

    Tony

       
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