Lunar Occultation of Venus                               2008-12-01



 
The Moon and Venus became visible to the naked eye at about 3.00pm some 45 minutes before the occultation.

Click here for Movie showing disappearance on dark limb
  This 30 second  sequence was taken with the Lockyer 6.25" refractor and SkyNyx-2 camera





Wide field view showing the Moon and Jupiter setting with the Kensington dome in foreground



Earthshine on the Moon. Venus just starting to reappear. Jupiter at the one o' clock position.


Click here for movie taken 10 secs after reappearance

This 30 second  sequence was taken with the Lockyer 6.25" refractor and SkyNyx-2 camera.
I missed the moment of reappearance unfortunately, which happened to be just of the edge of the frame.








Venus appears much larger in this image because it is much brighter than the Moon and is grossly overexposed.

All images taken from the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Devon, UK

www.normanlockyer.org