Back with the 4″ Skywatcher

I feel compelled to write once again in praise of the delightful 4″ Heritage reflector I bought some time ago and oft-referenced in this journal. I received correspondence today from a friend today who expressed a desire to purchase a similar telescope, and hopefully these three photos might encourage her to further commit to such a purchase.
And now I’m going to stop writing like it’s 1890.
Check out these from Chapel Ash!
First, Venus. not the easiest object to photograph, but you can clearly see its half-lit phase. Venus Half

Next, a couple of obligatory Moon shots.  Very pleased with the detail on the close up. The Moon was almost right overhead, this helps so much.

And here’s the scope with the camera attached, almost at darkness, hence the noisy phone shot.