Michel Deconinck


During this pandemic period, I set-up a serie of videos and propose some observations.

The Venus passage near the Pleiades makes a good opportunity, so I ask friends to make photos or sketch of this rare conjunction.

Pleiades and Venus 20200403

Here my granddaughter Zélie (12) making a naked eye sketch of the conjunction.

Z pleiades

And here, (as I’m a painting teacher), the Venus view from some of my students, click on the dancers.

Some artists views of the Pleiads

Here my video of the phenomenon:




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    About Me

    I observe the sky since the 70’s. I'm active in sketching astronomical objects using mainly watercolor technics. As engineer in nuclear science and with a solid background in astrophysics, I like the scientific participation in astronomy, such as : variables stars estimations, following sun activity daily, sketching planets evolutions as clouds of Venus, sketching comets, pointing meteors, etc... But above all that, I like to share my observations with the public as well as with young teenagers. In my backyard, I own a small very active observatory: Aquarellia where only visual observations are performed.


    Location:Artignosc-sur-Verdon, Var
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