Saturday, April 11, 2015

Venus Passes Close to the Seven Sisters

Looking West soon after the sun on April 10, Venus was a beautiful sight near the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters. The image was taken with a 24mm lens at f/4 for 10 seconds, ISO 1600.  The Orion Nebula, the fuzzy spot in the sword of Orion can easily be seen. Another star cluster, the Hyades, is the V-shaped grouping in the constellation Taurus.


  1. Hi Tom,

    My name Slim, I am astronomer in France and I just watch your movie "North Celestial Pole Star Rotation" on Youtube.
    I am actually doing a promo trailer for my activity as Star Guide coach and I loved to use a few seconds of your movie with star rotating as an illustration of the sky rotation.
    Is it something you will agree on ?
    All about my activity on (french only sorry).
    Best regards

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