Planet Venus & Pleiades conjunction

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Last night planet Venus crossed in front of the Pleiades star cluster, I believe this occurs only every 8yrs.
The 'V'- shape of Hyades star cluster is to the left, both clusters are within constellation Taurus.

Due to rain showers and impatience to try the 1.4x rear converter for first time I set zoom to 21mm rather than 24mm, we won't count the 3mm error.

Anyway... cropped image.
Pentax K5
Pentax 12-24mm @21mm
1.4x rear converter
Exp. 30secs @f10
iso 500

Ioptron tracking mount at siderial rate on photo tripod hence trees show motion blur.
04/04/2020 - 04:33mikeyscope
CategorySpecialist / Abstract
Shutter Speed30 sec
Focal Length21mm


Link Posted 04/04/2020 - 05:22
What sharpness!


Link Posted 04/04/2020 - 22:11
Thank you

Yes I was surprised just how well the 1.4x converter performed, I highly recommend it, money well spent!

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