The Eight Sisters
As seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day in the evening sky of Kansas, planet Venus is photographed against the Pleiades star cluster in a rare close conjunction. The telephoto image shows all the notable stars of Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters. Even the brightest naked-eye stars of Pleiades are over a thousand times fainter than our close planetary neighbor, Venus. Click on the second photo to see a closer view of this scene.