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Gallery information

1: The waxing moon, Venus and the Plejades (open star cluster Messier 45) shortly before the clouds spoiled the party on March 28, 2020. Nikon D850 & Nikon AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G VRII at 80 mm focal length (DX crop) on an iOptron Skyguider Pro tracking mount. Stack of seven images with 3 s exposure time each at f/4 and ISO 400. Unfortunately the sky was still too bright for the stacking to be effective.

2: Venus and the Plejades on April 2, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 70-200 mm f/2.8G VRII at 200 mm on an iOptron Skyguider Pro tracking mount. Stack of five images with 5 s exposure time each at f/4 and ISO 800.

3: Venus and the Plejades on April 3, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 300 mm f/4 ED on an iOptron Skyguider Pro tracking mount, 5 s exposure at f/5.6 and ISO 400. Single image.

4: Venus and the Plejades on April 3, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 300 mm f/4 ED on an iOptron Skyguider Pro tracking mount. Stack of 25 images through a layer of clouds with 5 s exposure time each at f/5.6 and ISO 400.

5: Venus and the Plejades on April 4, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 300 mm f/4 ED on an iOptron Skyguider Pro tracking mount. Stack of 32 images with 4 s exposure time each at f/5.6 and ISO 800.

6: Orion, Taurus, the Plejades and Venus on April 4, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D5600 and a Nikon AF-S 20 mm f/1.8G on a tripod (without tracking). Stack of 15 images (stacked with Sequator software) with 5 s exposure time each at f/2.8 and ISO 1600.

7: Orion, Taurus, the Plejades and Venus on April 10, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G at 15 mm on a tripod (without tracking). Stack of 14 images (stacked with Sequator software) with 5 s exposure time each at f/2.8 and ISO 1600.

8: Orion, Taurus, the Plejades and Venus on April 14, 2020. Photographed with a Nikon D7500 and a Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G at 14 mm on a tripod (without tracking). Stack of 33 images (stacked with Sequator software) with 3 s exposure time each at f/2.8 and ISO 800.