The Pleiades, Venus, and Crescent Moon at Dawn – June 24, 2014.

Chris Wetherill
Location of photo
Montrose Botanical Gardens; Montrose, CO
Date/Time of photo
4:27AM MDT, 6/24/14
Canon EOS 40D (APS-C DSLR), EF 85mm f/1.8 lens @f/4 for 8 seconds and ISO=500, fixed tripod.
10 minutes before the end of astronomical twilight I was easily able to record 9th magnitude stars in the Pleiades and the sublime Venus / Moon conjunction. This has got to be a $50 winner!! (full-res and unlabeled version available)