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Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby owlice » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:11 pm


Please post your Venus-Pleiades images here.

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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby owlice » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:29 pm

Venus and the Pleiades from Hawaii
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Copyright: Jimmy Westlake
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Venus and the Sisters
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Copyright: Robert Arn
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Venus and Pleiades in the Norman Sky
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Copyright: Mohamed Laaïfat
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Venus with the Pleiades from the old botanic garden at Tübingen
Copyright: Wolfgang Wettlaufer
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Venus and M45
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Copyright: Jens Hackmann
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Venus and Pleiades
Copyright: Paco Bellido
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Venus joins the Pleiades Star Cluster
04.01.2012
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby Tamas Abraham » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:45 pm

Venus and the Pleiades in the twilight
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby spto » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:02 pm

Venus & M45
http://www.renren.com/spto

This huge bright thing is not moon. It is the planet Venus shining in the evening twilight. Some transparent clouds passing by served as a natural "soft focus filter", making Venus's halo even bigger. On Apr. 3, Venus had its nearest moment with the famous open cluster, the Pleiades. In Chinese, this is called "金星犯昴"(Jinxing Fan Mao, the Venus invades the Pleiades). It was believed to be a sign of coming war and drought in ancient China, as recorded in "Book of Jin".

This picture is photographed with a Canon EOS 550D DSLR behind a 80ED refractor telescope, with a total exposure time about 660 seconds, in ISO 400.

Copyright: Boyang Liu

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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby spto » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:03 pm

Venus & M45 at Xinglong Observatory
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The Venus and her one-day lover M45 are shining in the evening twilight sky on an clear night of Xinglong Observatory at Hebei Province of China, which is the largest optical astronomy site in China. The strange shaped white structure at the right edge of the picture is part of the site's most treasured telescope, the LAMOST. It is the world's largest spectra survey telescope with a 6-meter diameter and 4000 fibers built in. After 3 years' test after built up in 2008, it has begun pioneer survey since last year. The red near skyline is due to both twilight and light pollution from Beijing(120km away).

Copyright: Boyang Liu

Photographed in April 3, with a Canon EOS 550D.ISO 1600, 4 sec, f/3.5.

Photographed in April 3, with a Canon EOS 550D.ISO 1600, 10 sec, f/5.

(I cannot tell which is better so just attach them both :P)
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby efe.tuncel » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:22 pm

Venus and the Pleiades near in the sky. There was a dense moon light as can be seen from our shadows at ground. My friend M.Raşid Tuğral and I, while shooting the moment.
Canon 450D ISO 800, 6 sec, f/3.5
Copyright: Efe Tuncel

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8 Sisters

Postby nuclearcat » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:01 am

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Copyright: M. Raşid Tuğral
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby efe.tuncel » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:26 am

Copyright of left image: Efe Tuncel
Copyright of Right image: M. Raşid Tuğral

http://flic.kr/p/bvwUaY
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby marion165 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:58 am

Venus-Pleiades Conjunction on April 3 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 898016316/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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Venus-Pleiades Conjunction on April 3 2012 by Radical Retinoscopy, on Flickr

The Venus-Pleiades conjunction was photographed on April 3, 2012 over a desert hillside. The silhouette of several saguaro cacti provides a pleasant backdrop to the setting of the pair on the Western horizon. The photo was taken with a Canon t2i and a 100 mm f/2.0 lens at f/3.5. (4 seconds @ ISO 800)
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby owlice » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:48 pm

Venus Transits the Pleiades
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Copyright: Jimmy Westlake
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Three Venus and Pleiades Conjunctions
Copyright: Murray Paulson
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Venus and Pleiades 8 Year Dance
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Copyright: Tom Ruen
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Venus and the Pleiades
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby efe.tuncel » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:13 pm

Copyright of left image: M. Raşid Tuğral
Copyright of right image: Efe Tuncel

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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby MANUELC » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:25 pm

Manuel Castillo Vela
Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain.





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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby tomruen » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:14 am

Here's a comparison of my photos from 2004 and 2012, poor quality, but shows how Venus has almost exactly return to the same position exactly 8 years later!
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby bystander » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:03 pm

Astrophotos from Around the World of the Venus-Pleiades Conjunction
Universe Today | Nancy Atkinson | 2012 Apr 05
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby marion165 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:11 am

Venus-Pleiades Conjunction Star Trail
http://www.flickr.com/photos/radicalret ... 046791175/
Copyright: Marion Haligowski

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A star trail taken on April 3, 2012 of the Venus and Pleiades conjunction. The image was made of 34 four second exposures. Images were stacked using the startrails.exe program.
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby owlice » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:58 pm

Venus+M45 through Clouds
Copyright: Alan B.C. Dang
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Venus Passes the Pleiades from Norway
Copyright: Arvid Feldhusen
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Venus and M45
Copyright: Amirreza Kamkar
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Triple Transit - Venus, Pleiades and Airplane from Sri Damansara, Malaysia
Copyright: Shahrin Ahmad
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Venus with M45 from New Jersey
Copyright: Mike Black
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Venus and The Seven Sisters from Portugal
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The Eight Sisters
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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby echesak » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:39 pm

A little late, but here's mine.

Venus and The Seven Sisters
Multi-camera, Multi-exposure Venus + M45

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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby jesperg » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:26 am

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Re: Submission Gallery: Venus and the Pleiades

Postby herbraab » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:10 pm

Brilliant Venus, which has just passed trough the "golden gate of the ecliptic", formed by the Hyades and Pleiades star clusters, is visible behind a blooming tree. The red giant star Betelgeuse can be seen above the tree, while the rest of the constellation Orion has already slipped beind it. Jupiter is also visible, very low at the horizont.

April Sky by herbraab, on Flickr
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