One Day Longer, One Day Closer

Another clear night, so I made another stab at photographing Venus with the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters of Greek myth. Quite a bit closer tonight than last night. The moon is brighter tonight, tending to wash out some of the dimmer stars in the cluster. On the other hand, the exposure did emphasize the brightest, the Seven Sisters of legend.

 

Changed tactics tonight -- went with a shorter focal length and lower ISO -- f/2.0, 0.8, ISO 400, EV-4 with 50mm lens, which provided a nice starburst effect around Venus.

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Taken on April 2, 2012