On the night of the 17th April, a beautiful conjunction between the Crescent Moon, the Pleiades (M45) and Venus took place in the Western twilight sky. I was at the Mudgee Star Party at the time, which had a lovely unobstructed view to the West.
These images were captured with my Canon 40D sitting on a tripod. I also took some prime focus images of just the Moon and the Pleiades through the ED80.
It was a stunning scene, and everyone at the star party was mesmerised by the view, taking it in with camera, binoculars and telescopes.
There’s a number of different views of the conjunction in this post, so please check them all out. You can click on each image for a larger version that opens in a new window.
The following image shows my son Jacob pointing at the conjunction.
Another few views of the conjunction, but a bit earlier when the Pleiades wasn’t quite visible.
Thanks for looking.