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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star 18Tau, The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB), 


            Thomas Westphal
M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB)
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M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB)

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 21, 2015

Frames: 75x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.46%

Basic astrometry details job: 1090367

RA center: 3h 45' 54"

DEC center: +24° 17' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.185 degrees

Field radius: 0.765 degrees

Resolution: 2446x2971

Locations: OL Sternwarte / OL observatory, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany


M45 - die Plejaden im Sternbild Stier, aufgenommen letztes Jahr im November
M45 - the Pleiades - shot in Nov. 2015

Aufnahmeort / location: Oldenburg

Aufnahmedaten / exposure data:

L => 13x300 sec. bin 1x1
R => 23x300 sec. bin 1x1
G => 14x300 sec. bin 1x1
B => 25x300 sec. bin 1x1



Thomas Westphal
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB), 


            Thomas Westphal
  • M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB), 


            Thomas Westphal
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    M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB), 


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M 45 - the Pleiades (LRGB), 


            Thomas Westphal