Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star 18Tau  ·  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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron C11 Celestron
Imaging Cameras
40D Canon
Mounts
CGEM Celestron
Accessories
6.3 reducer Celestron
Software
photoshop · Deep Sky Stacker · Noel's Tools · 5.00 Images Plus
Guiding Cameras
Orion Star Shooter

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 5, 2010
Frames:
15x120" (30')
Integration:
30'
Avg. Moon age:
28.75 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.70%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3442464

RA center: 03h46m33s.1

DEC center: +24°1315

Pixel scale: 7.058 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.469 degrees

Field radius: 1.163 degrees

Resolution: 906x766

Locations: Chiefland Astronomy Village, Chiefland , Florida, United States

Description

The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster. 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. Discovered before 1654 by Giovanni Battista Hodierna.

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