Venus and Jupiter in Taurus

posted: 1941 days ago, on Thursday, 2012 Jun 28 at 15:40
tags: astronomy, astrophotography, Southern Sky Highlights 2012, Venus, Jupiter, Kos Coronaios.

Two star clusters, the Seven Sisters (left) and Hyades (right) host the brilliant planets Jupiter (left) and Venus (right), visible shortly before sunrise. Kos Coronaios imaged this conjunction this morning from Louis Trichardt, Limpopo. He writes:

"Lovely and crisp this morning up here. At 05:20 with the sky just starting to lighten it was cool seeing both Magellan Clouds again.

"This mornings planetary and stellar grouping from the left is: M45, Jupiter, Venus in amongst delta 1,2 and 3 Tauri and red Aldebaran.

"A few clusters and stars easily seen are the Hyades, sigma 1 and 2 just to the right of Aldebaran.

"The constellation of Orion can be seen rising in the right hand side of the wide angle images with bright Rigel the prominent star in the region."

Find out more: Southern Sky Highlights for 2012

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