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Contains:  IC 353, Merope nebula, NGC 1435, Maia nebula, NGC 1432, The star 32Tau, 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 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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Pleiades Cluster (Messier 45) Wide, 





    
        

            Miles Zhou
Pleiades Cluster (Messier 45) Wide

Pleiades Cluster (Messier 45) Wide

Technical card

Resolution: 3286x2474

Dates:Oct. 30, 2016

Frames: 72x300"

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.05%

Astrometry.net job: 1898528

RA center: 3h 47' 54"

DEC center: +24° 13' 22"

Pixel scale: 8.619 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.240 degrees

Field radius: 4.923

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Description

The Pleiades star cluster is also known as the Seven Sisters, and categorized as Messier 45. It is a prominent object in the night sky with a conspicuous place in ancient mythology. The cluster is among the nearest to Earth, and the most obvious to the naked eye. Although only a handful are visible to the unaided eye, it contains hundreds of stars, some of them surrounded by swirls of nebulosity.

Efforts have been made to reveal such nebulosity.

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Pleiades Cluster (Messier 45) Wide, 





    
        

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