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.
Thank you for the stunning imageApril 7, 2012 at 10:53 am
Beautiful picture. How did you take that picture to show the seven sisters?April 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm
What was used to get the spiks around the star. Beautiful picture!!May 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm
Hi Larry and Anthony,
The leaves of the f/stop diaphragm create the diffraction spikes, and the stars of the Seven Sisters are recorded with a guided exposure of 30 seconds with a 135mm lens @ f/5.6 and ISO 200.
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
DZMay 4, 2012 at 6:03 am
good job.November 1, 2012 at 9:59 am