M45 - Pleiades

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Open cluster and nebula Taurus 3h46 24° 2°x2° - 444 ly

The Pleiades, also known as M45 or Messier 45, is a naked eye visible open cluster in constellation Taurus. Reflection nebulae can be seen around the brightest stars. These nebulae are considered to be an unrelated dust cloud in front of the stars.

Field of view is approx. 4° x 3°

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Dec 4, 2019 Canon 200mm F2.8 n.a. 10x30 LRGB, Lucy Richardson, DDP Full size image sampling is approx. 4"/pixel