Photo Gallery:Venus and the Pleiades (April 2012)
Venus and Pleiades (April 2012)
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LocationMünchenstein / Switzerland
Date2nd April 2012 at 21:07 MESZ
EquipmentCanon EOS 1100D, Teleobjectiv 300mm
DescriptionVenus approaching the Pleiades in the evening of April 2nd 2012.
LocationLe Creusot (Burgundy, France)
Date2012 Apr. 1st, 20h17 UT
EquipmentNIKON 50 mm telephotolens stopped at F/5.6 DSLR CANON EOS 1000D plus ASTRODON filter VIXEN POLARIE star tracker Tripod
DescriptionVenus approaching the Pleiades cluster M45 on April 1st, 2012 30-second exposure with star tracking on the VIXEN POLARIE system Spectacular large diffractions spikes of Venus due to the telephotolens diaphragm
EquipmentCanon 550D attached to a EQ60 refractor.
DescriptionI thought that I would miss this encounter today, it's been quite cloudy, but this time Murphy failed. To make the spikes I used and old astronomer trick, some thread attached to the objective of the telescope ;)
EquipmentCanon 550D and Sky Watcher ED80 refractor
DescriptionAlthough there is a thick cloud layer currently over Southern Spain, I managed to take this picture of Venus visiting the Seven Sisters.
LocationAdelaide, South Australia
Date3rd April, 2012 at 7:45pm Local
Equipment80mm f450mm Refractor, Canon 400D, Orion Teletrack Alt/Az mount.
DescriptionConjunction of Venus and the Pleiades Star Cluster through an 80mm Refractor. Taken North of Adelaide, South Australia on the 3rd of April, 2012. Image was a stack of 40 frames, 20 x 10 seconds at ISO1600 and 20 x 10 seconds at ISO800.
LocationBedford County Pennsylvania USA
Date3 April 2012 8:10 PM
EquipmentCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT with Cannon 75-300mm zoom lens ISO 1600 1 sec exposure
DescriptionThe planet Venus nestled amongst the seven sisters, Pleiades.
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
Date4/2/2012 - 7:30PM
EquipmentCelestron Astromaster 114EQ with Celestron 114 Mount / Nikon Coolpix P500 with Tripod
DescriptionVenus Planet Transiting near The Pleiades
Date201204 02 21h 14m
EquipmentCanon Eos20D with 250 mm lens; camera strapped on to a C14 with a bungee cord. Some processing with Windows Photo Gallery. Venus was over the centre of the city; I was in the east end
DescriptionVenus brushing past the Pleiades.
EquipmentCanon 350-D camera with 300mm telephoto on tripod. 1 second exposure, 800 ISO, f/5
DescriptionAs it cleared at about 9:10 ADT here I went up to our apartment roof and fired off a few shots of the pair. It was very windy and trying to get a good shot was hard to say the least. This was one of the netter shots.