Saturday, September 27, 2014

What's That Star Next to the Moon? September 27, 2014

What is that bright star next to the moon? Well tonight it's not a star, it's the planet Saturn. At magnitude 1.3, it's about as bright as Deneb (α Cyg) or Regulus (α Cyg), and clearly stands out less than 3° from the crescent Moon.

what is bright star next to moon
Single frame with Canon T5i, f/5.6, 1 sec, ISO 800, 300mm

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