Moon, Seven Sisters and chaperone (2012 Feb 01)

posted: 2175 days ago, on Thursday, 2012 Feb 02 at 05:50
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Moon, space craft, Kos Coronaios.

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.