Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Barnard's Merope Nebula  ·  IC 349  ·  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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Messier 45 - Pleiades, 



    
        

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Messier 45 - Pleiades

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Messier 45 - Pleiades, 



    
        

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Messier 45 - Pleiades
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Messier 45 - Pleiades

Technical card

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY183C

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6 R Pro

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MC

Software: AstroPixel Processor  ·  Photoshop  ·  APT Astrophotography Tool  ·  PHD2

Filters: Baader Neodymium Moon & SkyGlow

Accessory: Orion 50 mm guidescope


Dates:March 15, 2021

Frames: 41x120" (1h 22')

Integration: 1h 22'

Avg. Moon age: 1.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.10%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4348163

RA center: 03h46m36s.10

DEC center: +24°0708

Pixel scale: 1.171 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 347.585 degrees

Field radius: 0.929 degrees


Resolution: 4664x3297

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is an open star cluster in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. It is among the star clusters nearest to Earth, it is the nearest Messier object to Earth, located an average distance of 445 light-years from Earth, and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

Picture taken under Bortle 6 Skies.

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