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35%-lit waxing crescent Moon lies south of the Pleiades.

Started by Geoffw, March 09, 2022, 11:52:37 am

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8th March This evening's 35%-lit waxing crescent Moon lies 4.1° south of the Pleiades open cluster.



The Pleiades are a group of more than 800 stars located about 410 light-years from Earth in the constellation Taurus.  ... Also known as the "Seven Sisters" and Messier 45, the object derives its English name from Greek legend of the 'Seven Sisters'. In Greek mythology they were the seven daughters of the giant Atlas and Pleione, daughter of the sea god Oceanus.

2 Photos merged as the moon is too bright to image at the same time at th Pleiades Cluster.
Image One exposure on the Moon. 
Image Two exposure on the Pleiades. 
Images them merged in Photoshop.
Geoff