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Contains:  16 Tau, 17 Tau, 19 q Tau, 20 Tau, 21 Tau, 22 Tau, 23 Tau, 24 Tau, 25 eta Tau, 26 Tau, 27 Tau, 28 Tau, Alcyone, Asterope, Atlas, Celaeno, Electra, IC349, Maia, Maia nebula, Merope, Merope nebula, NGC 1432, NGC 1435, NGC1435, Pleiades, Pleione, Sterope II, Taygeta, 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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Messier 45 - Open Star Cluster also known as the Pleiades, 



    
        

            Insight Observatory
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Messier 45 - Open Star Cluster also known as the Pleiades

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Dates:Oct. 3, 2018

Frames:
Baader Blue: 1x600" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x600" bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x600" bin 2x2
Baader Red: 1x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 23.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.72%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00


Astrometry.net job: 2322117

RA center: 3h 46' 57"

DEC center: +24° 10' 0"

Pixel scale: 4.871 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.629 degrees

Field radius: 0.924 degrees


Resolution: 1021x905

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory

Description

The Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, are 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.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).

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Messier 45 - Open Star Cluster also known as the Pleiades, 



    
        

            Insight Observatory