moon-venus-jupiter-15sec exposure 2012 march 26th

Another nice clear night for imaging the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter in this 15 second exposure with a Canon Powershot A540 on a tripod. It was very windy and cold.

It is nice to see large day to day movement in the skies, in this case the moon going from within 3 degrees of Jupiter one day to within 3 degrees of Venus the next.

In the upper left you will see the Hyades (the great big V with the bright star Aldeberan) and the Pleiades star cluster (Messier 45)