Location of photoTucson, Arizona
Date/Time of photo04:00 UT, 03-28-2011
EquipmentAn Olympus C-750 UZ digital camera, on a Sunpak photo tripod, with a 2.3x super telephoto lens. Exposure time: 5 seconds, at f/2.8, ISO 50.
DescriptionM45 ,(The Pleiades), star cluster in Taurus, on a windy night close to the horizon, setting about two hours later. M45 is one of the closest open clusters at a distance of about 400 light years, and also one of the brightest.