Venus at sunset

Sharper Venus
Looking out the sky with the rainclouds just moving over, the bright (-4.5 magnitude) Venus was visible even at sunset. I pulled out my SX50 HS and got some good shots of the planet with my daughter. The crescent shape is getting ever thinner.

Notably, this is the first "good" Venus photo I got out of the camera so far. Previously, the planet was too close to the horizon and got warped by the atmospheric turbulence, and the angular diameter being too small did not help, either.

Settings: 1200mm (2x enlarged) - ISO 80 - 1/800s - f/6.5
Filters: Baader M&S applied
Time: 2013-11-17 17:27 KST
Location: Suwon, Korea
23 photos stacked with RegiStax
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