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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 Electra (17Tau), The star Celaeno (16Tau)
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M45 The Pleiades, 





    
        

            Brent Cooley
M45 The Pleiades

M45 The Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 5044x3324

Dates:Nov. 17, 2017Dec. 15, 2017

Frames: 69x180" ISO800

Integration: 3.5 hours

Darks: ~53

Flats: ~60

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 27.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 2296542

RA center: 56.743 degrees

DEC center: 24.098 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.171 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.954 degrees

Field radius: 0.982 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Upstate, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Perhaps the most famous star cluster in the sky, the Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is one of the brightest and closest open clusters. The Pleiades contains over 3000 stars, is about 400 light years away, and 13 light years across. Blue reflection nebulae is caused by illuminated dust between Earth and the stars of the cluster.

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