M 45 - The Pleiades

LRGB 63 56 56 56 min.
TeleVue NP 127fli
ASA DDM 60 Pro
FLI ML 16200

Constellation Taurus
Ra 03h 47m 00s
Dec 24° 07´ 00"

In astronomy, 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 celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions. 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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