Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  16 Tau  ·  17 Tau  ·  18 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  ·  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  Celaeno  ·  Electra  ·  IC 349  ·  LBN 770  ·  LBN 771  ·  LBN 772  ·  M 45  ·  Maia  ·  Maia Nebula  ·  Merope  ·  Merope Nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  And 12 more.
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            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Pleiades

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The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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The Pleiades

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 5, 2021 ·  Sept. 7, 2021 ·  Sept. 16, 2021 ·  Sept. 17, 2021
Frames:
Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2: 68×300(5h 40′) bin 1×1
Optolong L-pro: 72×300(6h) bin 1×1
Integration:
11h 40′
Avg. Moon age:
12.46 days
Avg. Moon phase:
41.95%

RA center: 03h46m19s.35

DEC center: +24°1005.5

Pixel scale: 1.461 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.190 degrees

Field radius: 1.457 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 6099x3789

File size: 34.4 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pleiades are an open star cluster in the constellation Taurus and lie some 450 light years away. It's apparent diameter is roughly 4 times the size of the full moon and is one of the more conspicuous clusters in the sky. It consists of hot middle aged blue stars along with dust that forms a reflection nebula that was left over from when the cluster was formed. It is estimated that M45 will persist for another 250 million years or so before it disassociates due to gravitational interactions in its galactic neighborhood.

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The Pleiades, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy