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Contains:  Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star ηTau, The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)

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Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus, 


Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus

Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus

Technical card

Resolution: 1666x1258

Dates:Aug. 21, 2015

Frames: 45x60"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.39% job: 748958

RA center: 56.557 degrees

DEC center: 24.187 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.221 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.674 degrees

Field radius: 0.644 degrees

Locations: Sternwarte Kremstal, Inzersdorf im Kremstal, Oberösterreich, Austria


The Pleiades - an open cluster in the constellation Taurus at a distance of approximately 400 light-years and therefor part of our Galaxy. This open cluster is also known as Messier 45 (M45) and at least 6-7 member stars are visible to the naked eye - the brightes star has 3.0 mag. It is a wonderful object for astrophotographers and for observation with an binocular or telescope.



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Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus,