Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  The star Celaeno (16Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star Sterope I (21Tau)  ·  The star Taygeta (19Tau)  ·  The star ηTau

Image of the day 08/27/2015

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    Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus, 



    
        

            Herbert Walter
    Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus
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    Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus

    Image of the day 08/27/2015

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      Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus, 



    
        

            Herbert Walter
      Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus
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      Pleiades - open cluster in Taurus

      Equipment

      Imaging Cameras
      Moravian Instruments G2-8300 FW
      Mounts
      Gemini G53F
      Filters
      Astrodon LRGB
      Software
      PixInsight

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      Aug. 21, 2015
      Frames:
      45x60" (45')
      Integration:
      45'
      Avg. Moon age:
      6.18 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      37.39%

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 748958

      RA center: 03h46m13s.7

      DEC center: +24°1113

      Pixel scale: 2.221 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 178.674 degrees

      Field radius: 0.644 degrees

      Resolution: 1666x1258

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

      Description

      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, 



    
        

            Herbert Walter