Robert Arn
Image taken:
Apr. 1, 2012
Location:
Coyote Ridge, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Details:
Over the next few days, Venus will slide right by the Pleiades - an event that occurs every eight years. When I was taking this image it was really cool to see the huge difference in brightness within the same view. Tonight Venus was shining at mag -4.4 while Alycone, the brightest star in the Pleiades, has an apparent magnitude of 2.8. Date: 2012-04-01 Camera: Canon XSi (modified) Lens: Canon 200mm f.2.8L Mount: Astrotrac Image: Single Shot 1x90 seconds f/4 ISO 400 Processing: Photoshop, Topaz
 
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