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Venus and M45

Venus visits the Seven Sisters, April 2, 2012. The brilliant object in this photograph is the planet Venus. Every few years the path that Venus follows across the sky brings it close to the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the Seven Sisters. A lovely sight in the evening spring sky, Venus lingered near the star cluster for a few nights, and then moved on.

This photograph was featured on the Astronomy.com website.

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