Venus UTC

CM1: 218.10°

CM2: 309.90°

CLat: -4.40°

Description

Second consecutive night of stable imaging conditions for Venus. We are now a few days beyond greatest elongation from the Sun.

After a successful attempt with relatively little data on the 26th, I assumed using more data would guarantee a better image of the night side, but I think that turned out wrong. My two ideas for why are either a slightly shorter exposure (300ms on the 26th, 280ms here) or the conditions were less favorable for catching 1000nm light.

Equipment

ZWO ASI174MM

Celestron C14 EdgeHD

Astro-Physics Advanced Convertible Barlow

Logs
FireCapture v2.6  Settings
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Observer=Ethan Chappel
Camera=ZWO ASI174MM
Filter=IR1000
Profile=Venus
Diameter=24.12"
Magnitude=-4.37
FocalLength=10050mm (F/35)
Resolution=0.12"
Filename=2020-03-27-0241_0-EC-IR1000.ser
Date=2020_03_27
Start=02_38_32.175
Mid=02_41_02.280
End=02_43_32.386
Start(UT)=02_38_32.175
Mid(UT)=02_41_02.280
End(UT)=02_43_32.386
Duration=300.211s
Date_format=yyyy_MM_dd
Time_format=HH_mm_ss
LT=UT -6h
Frames captured=1036
File type=SER
Binning=no
Bit depth=8bit
Debayer=no
ROI=464x486
ROI(Offset)=0x0
FPS (avg.)=3
Shutter=280.0ms
Gain=400 (100%)
AutoHisto=75 (off)
Gamma=50
USBTraffic=80
Brightness=1 (off)
AutoExposure=off
SoftwareGain=10 (off)
HighSpeed=off
AutoGain=off
FPS=100 (off)
Histogramm(min)=0
Histogramm(max)=255
Histogramm=100%
Noise(avg.deviation)=1.92
AutoAlign=false
PreFilter=none
Limit=300 Seconds
Sensor temperature=33.5°C
Focuser position=2047