Rjartist, I find viewing Venus using a planetary filter helps. I frequently use a #38A Blue filter and sometimes a Moon filter too Venus can be bright and this reduces glare. I use a 90-mm refractor viewing Venus and can see some cloud bands at 80x to 200x. Venus is currently about 13" angular size so you will need some power and filter(s). My log shows cloud bands distinct in places when Venus some 28" or more in size. Back in Dec-18, I logged "Very good views and some cloud bands distinct near terminator line and equator region near terminator line. Venus close to First Quarter Moon shape now. Venus 44.76% illuminated, 28" size." I was viewing at 78x or more. Use a good planetary ephemeris too for Venus magnitude, illuminated area, angular size, etc. Software like Starry Night, Sky Safari, Stellarium provides this as well as magazines like Astronomy or Sky & Telescope. Keep in mind, Venus generally does not show much detail like observing Mars at opposition, Jupiter, or Saturn.I'm new to the astronomy. I have a 5 inch Newtonian telescope. I was looking at Venus last night. It looks like a bright spot in my eye piece. I would like to see some details. Detail like, "at times some cloud banding visible." How do I see that?