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Jose Lagos
Vaals, Netherlands
06:38 am

Equipment Details:

olympus sp-565uz, in Evening Scene Mode: f/4.2, open shutter 4 sec, ISO 250, focal length 66mm.

Image Details:

This photo is very similar to the 4:50 am image which I also posted, showing the Moon - Venus conjunction in Cancer, with M44 Beehive Cluster in between the two, but now the Moon is passing beyond γ (43) CNC. Happy to see that the camera could still resolve the fainter M44 Beehive cluster, even with sunrise flooding out any objects fainter than the Moon and Venus. Breathtaking at any hour of the morning! Thanks again to the folks at EarthSky!