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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Perseids when the planets align. Venus Jupiter and Moon aligns this weekend. About Venus mission

Moon, Venus and Jupiter align in the sky to the east this weekend, when will be the Perseids meteor shower on 12 and August 13, when Earth passes through the heart of debris with rates of more than 100 meteors per hour. It is a good time for amateur astronomers to photograph or film the two events the same night.

Venus, the Earth's twin sister, was the best seen, this year (for me at least). There are a few things on the internet on this planet about space missions or new photos, not the same as we hear about Mars, to whom everyone turned its attention especially in this period with Curiosity MSL mission.

                                             Venus Express (VEX).

Few people know that there is currently ongoing a mission to explore Venus, launched by ESA (European Space Agency) since 2005 and will end in 2014 until it received the funds, called Venus Express (VEX ).
 Module performs a detailed study of the venusian atmosphere and clouds, maps the planet and its surface environment, while also, this mission will contribute to an understanding of climate change on Earth.
Also, Venus Express is used, to see signs of life on Earth from the orbit of Venus. In images, the Earth is less than one pixel in size, which mimics the observations that we also do here to discover planets in other solar systems. These observations are then used to develop methods for detecting extra-solar planets.

Below is a short video made ​​by me through the telescope, of the planet Venus.

Video: Victor Lupu
Optics: CelestronC8 "-Newtonian telescope, plossl20mm, 2x Barlow
Mount: CG5 (EQ5)
Device: Sony CX-130
Video mode: Full HD progressive 1920x1080
Filter: no
Date: 29/04/2012
Location: Baia Mare, Romania
Processing and editing: Sony Vegas 10


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