This photo was very difficult as I do not have any kind of camera mount and had to hold the camera in exactly the right spot to get a clear photo, taking several attempts and readjusting the telescope in between as the object moved out of view. The rays protruding from Venus were not visible to the eye but were an effect of the telescope, to my delight.
Astro-images taken through a telescope on a tracking mount provide breathtaking color and detail that you just can't see with your eyes alone. The astro-images on our web site demonstrate the imaging capabilities of the products used and are not intended to represent what you will see when you look through a telescope. Learn More