Observer’s Challenge – The Moon, the Pleiades, and the Hyades – 2023 Feb 26

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On the night of 26th February 2023, the six day old Moon will pass close to the Pleiades and the Hyades which will make for an interesting photo opportunity.
At around 22:00 UT the Moon crosses a line between the Pleiades and Aldebaran which could be the ideal time.

Making a good photograph will be tricky, though, due to the brightness of the Moon and the comparative dimness of the clusters. Possibly two exposures could be combined to expose well for the Moon and the clusters correctly. Attractive photos should be possible with even the most basic of equipment, such as a camera on a tripod with a telephoto lens.

If you manage to do some observations then please upload them to your members album. Good luck!

2023 Feb 26 at 22:00 UT – Stellarium

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