Evening twilight fades to darkness and planet Jupiter in the constellation Taurus, the Bull, appears over the Kitt Peak Observatory and lights of Tucson, some 70 km away. The McMath–Pierce solar telescope appears in the foreground. in the background sky two prominent star clusters in Taurus are visible: the Pleiades or the Seven Sisters (top) and the V-like Hyades that forms the Bull’s face (to the right of Jupiter). Click on the second photo to see a closer view of this image. © Babak Tafreshi



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  • Art Rosch Reply

    Beautiful, Babak. Tucson has some light pollution ordnances in effect. Every little bit helps. Jupiter radiates wonderful diffusion spikes.

    April 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm
  • Peter Wehinger Reply

    Hi again –

    In the comment I sent a few minutes ago (Wed 01 January 2014, 17:35 GMT, I was using distances as the car drives, not how the crow flies. On rechecking the distances using Google Earth, I must admit that your line of sight distances are more accurate.

    Nevertheless TWAN does a great job of capturing the dark night sky especially for the billions of city dwellers who have no idea what the dark night sky looks like.

    January 1, 2014 at 10:57 am

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