Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Captured: Venus in the Pleiades

Pictured: Venus in the Pleiades.
Right now, Venus is amongst the Pleiades star cluster, where it will remain for the next few days. The great news: one doesn't need to have a telescope or a fancy photographic rig to see and/or photograph it either. The above photo was a 8 second exposure on my Nikon D700 using a 50mm lens. Even with 'only' 12Mp, there is a lot of cropping room here as the full shot demonstrates. For other great things to see in the sky without a telescope this month, go here!

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