Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Look At Predawn Venus

In hopes some might want to see what Venus looks like through a scope in the very early pre-dawn hours, this picture was taken by Sean Walker as the planet moved higher up and farther away from the rising sun, unseen.  From my vantage, it seemed thicker and more ghostly, but the crescent-shape is very obvious.  Mr. Walker used red, green, blue and ultraviolent video stacks to grab the most accurate clarity and form.  The surface temperature of Venus has been measured at over 1,000 degrees F due to the greenhouse effect. 

11 comments:

nightmaremom said...

very interesting thanks for sharing
hugs
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treesrgreen78 said...

As always your knowledge of such things amazes me.  Very interesting.

lsfp1960 said...

Beautiful picture...thanks for sharing.  Linda in Washington state

lanurseprn said...

Great photo. I didn't know Venus was so hot! WOW! Thanks for sharing this.
Pam

mutualaide said...

Beautiful!

xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow!  That's cool. : )  Love, Shelly

princesssaurora said...

Very cool pics... thank you for sharing...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

aimer said...

I love this, it's so sublime. Thanks for posting!--Sheria

ma24179 said...

I remember hearing that at one time it was thought that Venus was inhabited by humans just like earth, until it was later proved otherwise. Isn't that why it was named our sister planet?... Well, at 1,000 degrees no one has lived there in a long time! Nice pic.. -Missy

luddie343 said...

I believe, Missy, that the myth says Venus was colonized by human females only, and became a planet of "love" in the dreams of men (Venus being the Roman goddess of love, counterpart to Greecian Aphrodite).  This is an ancient myth never based on any science, but one nevertheless which generated many a shlocky novel and Hollywood movie.  But no, human beings never inhabited Venus.  The word "sister" comes from the idea of all those beautiful women just waiting there to pleasure men.  That's the myth, long may it rave lol.  

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