Moon, Seven Sisters and chaperone (2012 Feb 01)
One day past First Quarter, the Moon and the Seven Sisters hook up, with the ISS as chaperone.
Canon EOS 30D, fl=18mm, f/4.5, 39-second exposure, ISO 100
(So far, my favourite photo of the year)
The close encounter between the Moon and Messier 45.
Despite the pair being just 2.5 degrees apart, at least five stars in the open cluster could be seen with the naked eye, Kos writes.
(left) 1/2-sec, ISO 800. (right) 1/500-sec, ISO 800
Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012
nothing more to see. please move along.