Somewhere in the Milky Way…
Instrument: Canon 800D
camera lens: 125mn
Exposure time: 18s
NGC 6888 or the Crescent Nebula is a nebula in emission located in the Cygnus constellation at about 5000 light years.
Photo by FX de Vannes Astronomie
Instrument: 254/1000 on CGEM + 550D
Exposure time: 156*40s
The Moon and Mars come closer together
On March 19, one hour after sunset, the Moon will approach Mars in a westerly direction. The red planet will be less than two degrees above the Moon.
The crescent Moon will also pass to the right of the star Aldebaran, which belongs to the constellation Taurus.
Aldebaran is a red giant. Its name means the Follower in Arabic. It also represents the eye of the bull in the constellation of the same name. It is the fourteenth brightest star in the sky. The star is 40 times larger than the sun. Aldebaran is located 65 light years from the sun.