Venus and the Pleiades

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Keith Moseley

Monmouth

Nikon D7000, 300mm lens, Astrotrac and Manfrotto tripod. 60s exposure at f/13, ISO2000.

Venus passes near to the Pleiades on occasion, creating a striking juxtaposition as seen here. This was a particularly close alignment. A lucky cloud break at twilight enabled this image in April 2012.

2012-04-03T00:00:00

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