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Tuesday
Apr 21 2015
15:01 UTC

Venus, Moon and Aldebaran, April 21 2015

Venus, the Moon and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Orion is visible above them. Stack of 10x10 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen to see both the Moon and Venus reflected in the sea..Venus, the Moon, Aldebaran (the brightest star) and the Hyades on 21 April 2015. Stack of 10x8 second exposures 400 ISO and 3 x Zoom with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. After days of terrible weather and inconvenient cloud, the sky was perfectly clear and I could see Venus and the cres

Posted by Astroblog

Friday
Apr 17 2015
17:08 UTC

Lunar Fountain of Youth' Challenge / Mercury Returns with Gusto

16th century Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León looked and looked but never did find the Fountain of Youth, a spring rumored to restore one's youth if you bathed or drank from its waters.┬┬If he had, I might have interviewed him for this story. Sunday night, another symbol of youth beckons skywatchers the world over. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Apr 16 2015
15:58 UTC

Venus and the Hyades

Venus and the Hyades on 12 April 2015. The Pleiades are hidden by cloud. Stack of 10x15 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen.Venus and the Hyades on 15 April 2015. The Pleiades are still hidden by cloud. Stack of 10x15 second exposures 400 ISO with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen.Venus and the Pleiades had a close encounter over the weekend, I of course, had cloud. I did get some clear patches, enough that I got some shots though. None with the Pleiades in them though

Posted by Astroblog

Saturday
Apr 11 2015
17:38 UTC

Brilliant Venus and the Pleiades

Venus and PleiadesVenus is the dominant celestial object of the evening sky now and for the coming months. As its brilliant light pierces the western sky long after sunset, it is passing near to different areas of interest along the ecliptic, this week passing near the well-known star clusters the Pleiades and the Hyades. These open clusters of stars are very near the ecliptic and as a consequence has many visitors throughout the year. Binoculars bring out the best in the Pleiades and

Posted by The Urban Astronomer

Friday
Apr 10 2015
15:43 UTC

Two Bright Planets, Two Clusters (11 April, 2015)

Evening sky on Saturday April 11 looking west as seen from Adelaide at 19:00 (7:00 pm) ACST in South Australia. Venus is obvious in the early evening sky and is close to the Pleiades. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Evening sky on Saturday April 11 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 ACST showing Jupiter. The right inset shows Jupiter's Moons at this time. The Left inset shows the Beehive cluster. Jupiter

Posted by Astroblog

Tuesday
Apr 07 2015
18:16 UTC

Venus and the Pleiades — See the Spectacle!

If you've ever been impressed by the brilliance of Venus or the pulchritude of┬the Pleiades, ┬you won't want to miss┬what's happening in the western sky this week.┬┬Venus has been inching closer and closer to the star cluster for months. Come Friday and Saturday the two will be only ┬2. 5┬┬apart. What a fantastic sight they'll make […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Mar 27 2015
13:20 UTC

Stargazing in April

As we head into spring it's time for dusting off those telescope lenses and brushing up on some constellations. With the warmer weather coming in there's also hope to see […]

Posted by Astronotes

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