A Slender Heavenly Body! Venus of Course!
A Beautiful Slender Heavenly Body!
That is the Planet Venus as it moves closer to the Earth on its way to pass in front of the sun!
I captured this image this earlier evening!
Venus on 05-14-2012 14% illuminated, 46.97 arc sec in diameter, and -4.43 Magnitude, 22 Days before the June 5th Transit of Venus across the Sun.
DMK 21AF04 fire-wire Camera, 2x Barlow, & 10" SCT telescope, 950 frames Stacked
Seeing was rough, but i was able to get a decent result!