Venus & The Pleiades

Venus was getting nearer and nearer the Pleiades this week. Finally, on April 3rd the encounter was so close that the planet entered the boundaries of this magnificent star cluster. Last but not least, the weather gods decided to show the spectacle to us by providing a clear sky just in time!

With the big bino mounted on the Orion Paragon Plus I was able to get a steady view of the conjunction. The sight was mesmerizing; a blazing bright yellow-greenish planet with the well known blue stars in the background. A view long to remember… Unfortunately, at 16x I was not able to see the phase of Venus.

venus and the pleiades conjunction