The following series sample Venus' approach to inferior conjunction (when Venus comes between the Earth and Sun).
2001.03.12 Venus is closer to Earth, and appears larger, as it approaches "inferior conjunction." [Meade LX-200 10-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, using a Nikon Coolpix 990 CCD camera, 5/8-inch eyepiece projection, taken in daylight (in order to avoid low elevation atmospheric fluctuations)]
2001.02.16 [Meade LX-200 10-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, using a Nikon Coolpix 990
2007.06.19 [Meade LX200GPS 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain, aperture stopped to 4-inch equivalent, SBIG ST-8XE CCD]
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