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Contains:  Maia nebula, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, The star Atlas (27Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau), The star Electra (17Tau), The star Merope (23Tau), The star Pleione (28Tau), The star Sterope I (21Tau), The star Taygeta (19Tau), The star ηTau
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M45- Pleiades, 


            Jeff Stillman
M45- Pleiades
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M45- Pleiades

Technical card

Dates:Dec. 21, 2017

Frames: 40x60"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.86 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.00%

Basic astrometry details job: 1867191

RA center: 3h 46' 34"

DEC center: +24° 8' 9"

Pixel scale: 0.935 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 141.492 degrees

Field radius: 0.874 degrees

Resolution: 5159x4324

Locations: Chino Valley South observatory, Chino Valley, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


M45, Pleiades star cluster. An open cluster in the Taurus constellation. It's 400 light-years from Earth and the hot, young stars make it one of the easiest clusters to see with the unaided eye and the remains of the nebulosity in which they were born is easily photographed with a small to moderate sized telescope. The image is a two-panel mosaic.



Jeff Stillman
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M45- Pleiades, 


            Jeff Stillman