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





    
        

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

Messier 45 - Open Star Cluster also known as the Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 1021x905

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: 56.739 degrees

DEC center: 24.168 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.875 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 183.217 degrees

Field radius: 0.924 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: SkyPi Online 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