Red Sunset Star VS Venus, No It’s Not Venus

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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.

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Star Map for 10/27/2016 7:37 PM – See Direct West Constellations and Planets

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.

Venus Ref 5
Venus Ref 5
Image of Venus taken by Hinode’s Solar Optical Telescope. In this image, Venus is just beginning its journey across the face of the sun. Its atmosphere is visible as a thin, glowing border on the upper left of the planet. Credits: JAXA/NASA/Hinode
Venus Ref 6 – Image of Venus taken by Hinode’s Solar Optical Telescope. In this image, Venus is just beginning its journey across the face of the sun. Its atmosphere is visible as a thin, glowing border on the upper left of the planet. Credits: JAXA/NASA/Hinode

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.

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Natural Color

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Movement

In 60 seconds this object seems to move very quickly (very large images click for full view):

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Video Extracts of 60 seconds of movement

 

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Video Extract 2 – 31 seconds

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Video Extract 3 – 61 seconds

Direction

This is the sun facing directly WEST. The object will be visible just an inch to the left of the sun in a few hours.
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Star Charts

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Some Constellation References

Hercules
Hercules
Lyra Constellation Long Exposure
Lyra Constellation Long Exposure
Cygnus, Lyra
Cygnus, Lyra
Pegasus
Pegasus
Aquila
Aquila
Scutum, Aquila, Capricornus
Scutum, Aquila, Capricornus
Cygnus Wide Field View Summer Time (Cygnus and Deneb)
Cygnus Wide Field View Summer Time (Cygnus and Deneb)
altair
altair
albireo
albireo
vega
vega