Today Venus was a very delicate crescent, with only about 4% of it’s visible disc illuminated by the sun. I used the 127mm f/8 refractor with a 1.4x teleconverter and took a number of images using the Nikon D750. 20% of 46 individual images were used to create this image using the software Autostakkert:
This image was taken using my Huawei P9 smartphone, showing the now feeble planet in the evening twighlight with the telescope pointed at it.
This video shows first the crescent of Venus in the eyepiece of the telescope, and then backing away, reveals the telescope and the evening sky.