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Observation by Martin Griffiths: Moon Occulting the Hyades

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Martin Griffiths

Observer

Martin Griffiths

Observed

2017 Nov 05 - 19:16

Uploaded

2017 Nov 06 - 12:18

Objects

The Moon
The Hyades (Collinder 50)
Conjunction

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 04h21m
Dec: +15°45'
Position angle: -42°16'

Field size

14° × 10°

Equipment
  • Canon 30D DSLR 85mm f3.5 lens
Exposure

ISO 1000 1/2000th sec for Moon 1 sec for stars

Location

Blackmill

Target name

Hyades Occultation

Title

Moon Occulting the Hyades

About this image

The Moon occulting the Hyades star cluster does occur relatively frequently (19 years or so!) but as the sky was clear I thought I would attempt to capture it knowing that it would have to be a composite shot.

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