Crescent Evening Star
"Isn't it just beautiful!", Kos Coronaios writes enthusiastically.
Venus is slipping closer and closer towards the Sun each evening, and on Tuesday, Oct 19, Kos imaged the rapidly-vanishing Evening Star with a Canon 30D attached at the prime focus of his 10-inch LXD 55.
Venus was just over an arc-minute across when Kos took his image. As Venus approaches inferior conjunction (on Oct 29) it continues to grow in size but becomes less visible each evening.
By Monday (Oct 25) you probably won't be able to see it anymore.
Meanwhile, Mercury is making an appearance in the early evening sky, and early next month will make a lovely close-approach to Mars.
Check out the November Southern Sky News for all the details.
nothing more to see. please move along.