Messier 45, Pleiades

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Exposure data

Photographer:

Jürgen Stöger

Optics:

Takahashi FSQ106ED f/5 (main)
Scopos ED66 (guide)

Mount:

Fornax 51

Cameras:

Atik 383L+ (main)
Starlight SXV-M7 (guide)

Exposure:

L=153 min, RGB=each about 80 min

Conditions:

about 5 mag

Moon:

68 % illuminated fraction

Location:

Katzelsdorf

Date:

27. November 2013, 27. 2013

Remarks:

Image processing assistance by Gerald Wechselberger and Franz Gruber

 

 

M 45 object data
RA: 3h47.4m
Dec: +24° 07'
Size: 110'
Distance: 444 light years

 

Messier 45, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars 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.