Venusian Occultation on Aug 14, 2012

Date & Time: Aug 13 2012, 26:42:19, 26:43:54, 27:46:32, 27:49:00, 27:51:22 JST(+0900)
(from left to right), 25sec.(1st half), 6sec.(2nd half) exposed each
Optical: BORG 60ED with Televue PowerMate 2.5X (f=875mm, F14.6)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon & Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Tokai vil., Ibaraki pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...JPEG-FINE(5184 x 3456)
Sensitivity...ISO1600(1st half), ISO3200(2nd half), White Balance...Manual

Venus & Moon just before occultation
Aug 13 2012, 26:43:54 JST(+0900), 25sec. exposed

In early morning of Aug 14, 2012, the Venusian occultation was observed in Japan. Unfortunately it was bad weather condition, I took this sky event through considerably thick clouds. You can see the half-moon shaped venus crossed the southern part of 25.6 aged Moon.

Southern starlit skies during the total lunar eclipse (Jan 31, 2018)

Saturnian Occultation(Mar 20, 2002)

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