Seems this happens when there are solar storms, but the article does not give a technical reason for the blindness. I am wondering if the ionosphere of Venus is temporarily blown away or distorted so that the optics can not function as designed? Or CCD saturation, like being blinded for a ?while after you glimpse a very bright light?
http://www.space.com/14834-solar-storm- ... craft.html
A question to add is, were they shooting stars before they got to Venus's ionosphere ?
In the Cassini pictures why are there not stars visible ? Page seven a photograph of MUNDILFARI, should be within Saturn's ionosphere isn't it?
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/r ... eID=255802
Well Thanks Frank! I appreciate your efforts in trying to show where my reasoning is incorrect
Cool, any appreciation will do.