Venus 6.5 Degrees from the Sun

A lucky capture this evening in the sunshine, I have been following Venus over the past few days in binoculars at sunset but this image was taken with the Sun up. I wasn’t expecting clear sky so hastily set the scope up and found Venus just before it and the Sun went behind a tree . Visually Venus was very bright and a huge crescent against a very bright sky, I didn’t realise how bright until I went indoors!
I didn’t have time to use the DMK so this was a quick snap, afocal using a Canon 350D.

Venus 6.5 Degrees from the Sun, by Rob Johnson, Saturday, 2nd June 2012

Venus 6.5 Degrees from the Sun, evening of Saturday, 2nd June 2012