Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  The star 18Tau  ·  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, Pleiades, The Seven Sisters

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M45, Pleiades, The Seven Sisters

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sharpstar 15028HNT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600 MM Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro EQMOD

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM mini

Software: PixInsinght 1.8  ·  PHD Labs PHD 2 Guiding

Filters: ZWO Blue 31mm  ·  ZWO Red 31mm  ·  ZWO Green 31mm


Dates:Dec. 5, 2019

Frames: 100x30" (50')

Integration: 50'

Avg. Moon age: 8.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.32%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3122334

RA center: 3h 46' 10"

DEC center: +24° 7' 30"

Pixel scale: 3.764 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 51.572 degrees

Field radius: 1.024 degrees


Resolution: 1462x1302

Locations: Passhöhe Sattelegg, Einsiedeln, Schwyz, Switzerland

Data source: Traveller

Description

This picture of M45, the Pleiades, was taken at the 5. of December 2019 in the canton Schwyz in Switzerland. It shows the main stars of the open star cluster: Maia, Electra, Merope, Alcyone, Celaeh, Taygeta and Asterope. The seven sisters, daughters of the titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione. Huge dust clouds close to the cluster get illuminated by the stars and result in this beautiful reflection nebula. The Pleiades are 444 light-years away from earth.

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