M45: Pleiades


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M45: Pleiades Cluster

Object Data

Object type: Open Cluster
Size: 110 arc min
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: 444 light years
Notes: The blue reflection nebula around the bright stars once thought to be left-over material from formation of the cluster is actually interstellar dust clouds  through which the stars are passing.

Exposure Data

Date: 9/28/19
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106N
Camera: ZWO ASI1600mmPro CMOS camera with Astronomik LRGB filters
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100
Exposure time: 40 min each LRGB
Exposure time total: 2.66 hrs


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