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Observation by Steve Knight: Venus + Pleiades

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Steve Knight

Observer

Steve Knight

Observed

2020 Apr 04 - 19:02

Uploaded

2020 Apr 05 - 12:34

Objects

M45
Venus
Conjunction

Planetarium overlay









Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 03h49m
Dec: +24°05'
Position angle: +36°08'

Field size

2°03' × 1°45'

Equipment
  • 6D (unmodified)
  • Starwave 70mm f6 doublet refractor
  • Astrotrac
Exposure

x777 1 sec exposures, x127 5 sec exposures (ISO6400)

Location

Banbury

Target name

Venus + M45

Title

Venus + Pleiades

About this image

Another ridiculously over exposed image of Venus next to the Pleiades last night from the garden.

I think the dimmest star here is about magnitude 15, ~40 million times dimmer than Venus.  A hint here of M45's nebulosity.

Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, processed in Pixinsight & Faststone Image Viewer. Cropped.

Total exposure 23 minutes 32 sec (2 beers).

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