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Pleiades Star Cluster  - M45

Pleiades Star Cluster - M45

The Pleiades or Seven Sisters (M45), 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. The name Pleiades comes from Greek mythology.

The cluster is dominated by hot blue and extremely luminous stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. Dust that forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars was thought at first to be left over from the formation of the cluster

Telescope: Officina Stellare Veloce RH200
Mount: Astrophysics Mach1 GTO
Guiding: TS-OAG9 / Lodestar
Camera: ATIK 383L+ Mono
Filters: Baader LRGB
Total Exposure: 4 h
Subexposures: LRGB (5min)
Location: Alissos Akhaia, Greece