Carlos E. Hernandez (Drawing:9-inch (23-cm) F/13.5 Maksutov- Cassegrain)
I was fortunate to have observed the occultation of the Moon and the Pleiades (M45) tonight (April 2, 2006 at 01:05 U.T.) under clear weather conditions. The sight was spectacular to behold as I watched the Moon pass over the jewels (stars) of the Pleiades. I made a rendering at the midpoint of the occultation and I hope that you like it. The stars of the Pleiades (M45) that were visible (not occulted) were, in a clockwise direction, Taygeta (4.28m), Electra (3.71m), Merope (4.12m), Alcyone (2.84m), Atlas (3.59m). and Pleione (5.03).