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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 - Pleiades, 


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M45 - Pleiades

Technical card

Resolution: 4176x2912

Dates:Jan. 9, 2019

Frames: 100x30"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.31% job: 2460524

RA center: 56.815 degrees

DEC center: 24.113 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.588 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 193.634 degrees

Field radius: 1.123 degrees

Data source: Backyard


M45 - Pleiades also known as Seven Sisters or Messier 45, are an open star cluster 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.

I took this picture from backyard. I saw this star cluster before I bought the telescope and always wondered what it was. As my curiosity grew and my astrophotography improved, I still never tried to take this picture, thinking this would be a difficult object to process. I am super excited to see how the final image came.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Reflection nebulae around the brightest stars were once thought to be left over material from the formation of the cluster, but are now considered likely to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium through which the stars are currently passing.



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M45 - Pleiades, 


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