Messier 45 – Pleiades

Miroslav Horvat
Location of photo
Mađerkin breg, Croatia 14.10.2017.
Date/Time of photo
14th October 2017
Optical system: SW ED80, SW 0.85 FF/FR Camera : QHY8c Mount and guiding: SW EQ6Pro, SW 9x50 finderguider with QHY5L-IIc Exposure: 9x20min, Gain 4%, Offset 123, dark, flat Software: Nebulosity3 Pixinsight 1.8, PS-CS6
In astronomy, the Pleiades or Seven Sisters are 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 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, but is now known to be an unrelated dust cloud in the interstellar medium, through which the stars are currently passing.
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