The Red Sunset Star, Is it Venus? No And Here Is Why
After quite a bit of research, the only celestial object that makes sense that I can fit into this area of the sky for 30 days is Venus and it’s not that good of a fit due to several things like image comparison and the continued changes in the path Venus undergoes over time. Constellations and other planets just don’t match the visibility times etc.
So I immediately researched more and more about Venus and there are still things that don’t add up. Starting with a variety of footage, I just can’t agree that this is Venus.
Important Update as of: 10/27/2016 9:19pm – It Is Not Venus Or Arcturus In My Research
The day after releasing this research page, I was able to capture another star map indicating that Venus, Saturn, Mars & Arcturus are not in view or the correct position at the time I am capturing this object.
Video footage and still image review and analysis
Halleys Comet Educational Only, I am not saying this object is Halleys Comet it’s just a fantastic historical and educational documentary all astronomers can appreciate.
Continue on to find images from other telescopes of venus and star charts with details of where this object appears in my night sky.
COMETS. A kind of stars, appearing at unexpected times in the heavens, and of singular and various figures, which, while their motions were not understood, were imagined to be planets and prodigies, hung out by the immediate hand of God in the heavens, and intended to alarm the world. There have appeared many of these, at different times, of a variety of figures, and extremely different in apparent magnitude; but we at present have obtained some knowledge of their laws and revolutions, and, as it is in all other cases, being understood, they are no longer terrible.
Before we enter into the explanation of their several motions and apperances, it will be proper to distinguish, among the accounts that are left us of them, what have, and what have not been comets, at least to observe, that all which have been called by that name have not a right to it; and to add, that some appearances in the heavens, which have not been called by that name, have a right to it…
Urania ~Or~ A Compleat View Of The Heavens
John Hill MD – 1754 AD
3rd Party Images of Venus
A variety of fairly large and smaller telescopic images of Venus.
My Red Sunset Star Images
These images are also through a decent telescope. I see no similarities really do you? Watch the video above for many more images.
In 60 seconds this object seems to move very quickly (very large images click for full view):