Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
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 18Tau, The star Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M45, Pleiades, 


            Björn Hoffmann
M45, Pleiades

M45, Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1336

Dates:Oct. 30, 2016Feb. 12, 2018

10x120" ISO800
165x60" ISO800

Integration: 3.1 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 27.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.17%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: -3.00 job: 1932530

RA center: 56.590 degrees

DEC center: 24.124 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.247 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 311.324 degrees

Field radius: 2.087 degrees


It was time again to shoot the seven sisters, this time with more exposure time than ever! Sadly I missed the comet nearby just a little bit in the widefield version, so I prepared this heavily cropped and drizzled version.



Björn Hoffmann
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


  • M45, Pleiades, 


            Björn Hoffmann
  • Final
    M45, Pleiades, 


            Björn Hoffmann


Added more than 1 hour of old 2016 data

Sky plot

Sky plot


M45, Pleiades, 


            Björn Hoffmann