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Observation by Andrew Paterson: Venus by the Pleiades

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Andrew Paterson

Observer

Andrew Paterson

Observed

2020 Apr 04 - 19:10

Uploaded

2020 Apr 06 - 10:19

Objects

M45
Venus
Conjunction

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Constellation

Taurus

Field centre

RA: 03h47m
Dec: +24°09'
Position angle: +39°08'

Field size

3°25' × 2°34'

Equipment
  • Nikon Coolpix P900
Exposure

1s F5.0 ISO 1600

Location

Hill Head

Title

Venus by the Pleiades

About this image

A view of the Pleiades (M45) open cluster with Venus close by appearing to extend the handle of the Pleiades. These favourable conjunctions of Venus and the Pleiades occur every eight years when Venus is at eastern elongation in March and inferior conjunction in June.

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