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Venus & The Pleiades, April 2, 2020 (Astrotracer), 



    
        

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Venus & The Pleiades, April 2, 2020 (Astrotracer)

Venus & The Pleiades, April 2, 2020 (Astrotracer), 



    
        

            AlenK

Venus & The Pleiades, April 2, 2020 (Astrotracer)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SMC Pentax-M 200mm F/4.0

Imaging cameras: Pentax K-3 II


Dates:April 2, 2020

Frames: 1x10" ISO400

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Resolution: 1920x1290

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a ten-second exposure basically straight out of the camera, with just conversion of raw to jpeg and cropping. The 200mm lens was stopped down to f/5.6, which accounts for the strong diffraction spikes caused by the edges of the blades of the internal iris. Normally, I would not like the effect but in this case it makes Venus seem jewel like. Tracking was done by the camera's internal Astrotracer function.

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Venus & The Pleiades, April 2, 2020 (Astrotracer), 



    
        

            AlenK