|Conjunction with the Moon, Jupiter and HIP 21517|
(Click on picture to enlarge and see the supergiant HIP 21517
Left bottom of the Moon)
Today I manage to see the Moon and Jupiter through the thin clouds. The conjunction was great,but as I crop the picture in editing I found a "bright" star near the Moon. So this picture shows a conjunction with the Moon, Jupiter and HIP 21517 (HD 29260).
HD 29260 or HIP 21517 is a white supergiant star in the constellation Taurus. It shines at an apparent visual magnitude of 6.49. It an intrinsic variable star that varies between magntitudes 6.49 and 6.83 over a period of 3.15 days.
Sky position: RA 4h 37.2m, Dec +18° 32.4'
Common designations: HIP 21517, HD 2926
|White Supergiant HIP 21517 near the Moon.|
prtScn @ Stellarium
Great to be outside and take shots of the night sky. Clear skies!
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