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Feline Conjunction Watcher by Cam Beaton

Feline Conjunction Watcher by Cam BeatonExcellent night vision is one of the cat’s best known traits—something that could come in handy if they ever learned how to use telescopes for deep-sky observing. And given their cleverness (another defining characteristic), that’s something we humans probably shouldn’t rule out. However, Rizwana the cat likely didn’t have to fully employ her visual prowess to take in the July 20 conjunction of the Moon and Venus.

This early morning scene was captured by Cam Beaton of Calgary, Alberta. He used a Canon EOS Rebel T1i DSLR camera at ISO 200, with a 18-55 zoom lens set to 41mm and f/8 for this 1/30 second exposure.

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