My last post I discussed the Mercury, Pleiades conjunction, well on April 26 the Moon joined the gathering.
What a beautiful sight. Each of the celestial objects took their turns being covered and then breaking through the clouds to allow me to be able to capture the trio.
Lunar , Pleiades Conjunction April 26 2009.
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction April 24 2009.
This was like a super dooper 3 part conjunction. First you had Mercury and the Pleiades, then the Moon arrives for part II, then the Moon leaves for part III. Since I don't get to image Mercury that often and the fact I love the Pleiades I made it my week long project to capture the part III conjunction to show Mercury drawing closer to the Pleiades, kind of cool, the way they move through the sky.
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction April 26 2009
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction April 27 2009.
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction April 28 2009.
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction April 29 2009
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction May 1 2009.
Mercury, Pleiades Conjunction May 2 2009.
Finally I'd like to mention about a cool new website that was just launched; " Portal To The Universe". It is another cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. It's an easy to navigate web 2.0 based astronomy site. Like a supermarket of websites, one stop shopping where you can go see the latest space images , listen to pod watch vodcasts, read about the latest happenings in space, see the current locations of the ISS or Hubble, and more. If you like space news and the such, check it out.
I'll leave you now with an animation of one of my Lunar, Pleiades and Mercury Conjunction