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     Using the sky chart generated by Heavens Above, you are able to locate the planet Venus in your telescope:
It is hard to see any details of Venus, which is shrouded in a thick atmosphere anyway. However, one can see the phase. By observing phases, Galileo was able to determine that Venus orbited the Sun rather than the Earth.

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