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Contains:  Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Atlas (27Tau), 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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            Israel Barbosa de...


Technical card

Resolution: 5200x3462

Dates:July 16, 2015

Frames: 9x240" ISO800

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.20%

Temperature: 27.00 job: 764344

RA center: 56.799 degrees

DEC center: 24.201 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.101 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.472 degrees

Field radius: 0.956 degrees


The Pleiades is an open star cluster dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Astronomers estimate that the cluster will survive for about another 250 million years, after which it will disperse due to gravitational interactions with its galactic neighborhood.

Distance 444 ly on average
Apparent magnitude (V) 1.6
Apparent dimensions (V) 110' (arcmin.)

This image was captured in Padre Bernardo, a small village near Brasília/Brazil, during the 8th Brazilian Meeting of Astrophotography.

Technical data
ISO 800, total exposure time of 36 min (9 subs 240s), no darks, bias or flats applied.



Israel Barbosa de...
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