Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  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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M45 The Pleiades, 


            Simon Schweizer
M45 The Pleiades
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M45 The Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8" f/4 Carbon (modded)

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1000Da

Mounts: Vixen GP-DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ICS Galaxy 8x50 Finder

Filters: Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-P2

Accessory: Pal Gyulai GPU coma corrector  ·  MGEN

Dates:Dec. 4, 2013

Frames: 21x300"

Integration: 1.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.26%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 130197

RA center: 3h 47' 29"

DEC center: +24° 6' 18"

Orientation: 170.787 degrees

Field radius: 0.941 degrees

Resolution: 620x419

Locations: Munich - Fürstenried West, Munich, Bayern, Germany


The Pleiades, Messier 45, constellation of taurus
Open star cluster with reflexion nebulas
Stars formed within the last 100 million years
390–460 light years away


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M45 The Pleiades, 


            Simon Schweizer