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Photographer:

Dr Alan Potts

Email:

tothereandback5@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Newport, South Wales, UK

Date/Time of photo:

4th April 2020, 20h 40m UTC

Equipment:

Static tripod, 300mm lens at f5.6, Nikon D3200 DSLR at 1600 ISO

Description:

Venus shines at magnitude -4.6 as it passes underneath the Pleiades star cluster on 4th April. Through a telescope the disc is 44.7% illuminated. The image is a stack of 69 subframes using DSS, each of 0.625s duration totalling 43s.

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