Flintstone Stargazing

November 26, 2008

The Merope Nebula on 11/25/08

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: , , , — Ed @ 12:17 am

Merope is one of the stars of the Pleiades and has a nice nebula around it known as The Merope Nebula. In the bottom right of this image is another of the Pleiades, Alcyone, which is the brightest of the seven sisters.



  1. Did you see the rare Venus-Jupiter-Crescent moon meeting last night. there was a brief window about 7:30 or so when the sky was clear and they were all together. supposedly this past weekend thru tonight is the last time til 2052 we’ll have the opportunity. very bright and clear. Was looking for some images that would have been closer than our naked eyes could see. We didn’t know about it til my mom sent an email telling me of the rarity or we would have stopped to look a bit longer even though we were cold. If you have pics we’d love to see them. Thanks for all your work.

    Comment by Oriel — December 1, 2008 @ 12:12 pm

  2. No – from my house, it was clouds until after 9:00 or so.

    In terms of the conjunction, I don’t really get too excited about those, honestly. It’s kind of neat, but just isn’t something I’m super interested in.

    Comment by Ed — December 1, 2008 @ 12:16 pm

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