Messier 45, Pleiades

2013-11-27, LRGB

 

45 %

Image 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
Remarks:Image processing assistance by Gerald Wechselberger and Franz Gruber

M 45 object information

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.

RA: 3h47.4m
Dec: +24° 07′
Size: 110′
Distance: 444 light years