Large contrasts – bright Venus next to sublime star cluster, plus another moon shot

Photo of Pleiades and (overexposed) Venus less than 2 degrees apart (the width of this view)

Pleiades and Venus


You can see this with binoculars pointed near Venus after dark.

On this very clear, but very windy night, I used photoshop elements to put together a mosaic of the Moon. There is some fuzziness near the terminator, but otherwise very sharp – as you can see if you enlarge the photo.
Individual photos were 1/120 second ISO 400 with Canon XS attached to telescope with adapter (‘prime focus’).

Moon - composite of five photos of parts of the moon taken at prime focus of 8inch dobsonian

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One response to “Large contrasts – bright Venus next to sublime star cluster, plus another moon shot

  1. Nice mosaics of the Moon!

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