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Celestial Spectacle

Uploaded by: snapperone

Sunday July 15, 2012

Middleton, ID (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: This morning offered a treat just before sunrise. The waning crescent moon is seen here nestled between Venus, Jupiter and Aldebaran. The Hyades and Pleiadies are also in this frame!

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D90

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Exposure Bias: -3.33 EV

MaxApertureValue: 1.60 EV (f/1.7)

Subject Distance: 4294967295.0 m

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 50.0 mm

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Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75

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1. Cloudcatcher
1:18 PM GMT on July 15, 2012
I saw this, too, but couldn't shoot it. Nice job getting the Pleiades in it. Most articles I've seen about the conjunction didn't even mention Aldebaran, much less the sisters.
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