The Changing Face of Venus
Here is a collection of Venus images from December 2016 to February 2017 showing how the size and phase of Venus has changed as it starts to move between the Earth and the Sun. Eventually, Venus will pass between the Earth and Sun and emerge into the morning sky once again.
TheSkyLive.com has a nice animated solar system map that you can view online (https://theskylive.com/).
Imaging Tech Specs: Meade LX90 12” Telescope, ZWO ASI290MC camera at prime focus, each image was composed of the best 2,000 frames of 10,000 frames sampled. Taken from Weatherly, Pennsylvania. Software included Sharpcap v2.9, AutoStakkert! Alpha Version 220.127.116.11, Registax, and Adobe Lightroom.
- Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phases_of_Venus)
- EarthSky (http://earthsky.org/tonight/venuss-retrograde-starts-march-2)