A once in every 88 year event happened tonight, the conjunction of Venus and the Pleiades Star Cluster. Taking it’s name from Greek Mythology for the Seven Sisters who were were nymphs in the train of Artemis, and together with the seven Hyades were called the Atlantides, Dodonides, or Nysiades, nursemaids and teachers to the infant Bacchus.
Several of the most prominent male Olympian gods (including Zeus, Poseidon, and Ares) engaged in affairs with the seven heavenly sisters. These relationships resulted in the birth of their children.
…but enough of legend, here are the pics!
I had to split them into two photos because my telescope wouldn’t put all seven of the stars in one shot.