Messier 45, Melotte 22

Messier 45 Pleiadi

Explanation: Perhaps the most well-known open cluster in the sky, the bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen without binoculars even from light pollution of the city. With a long exposure of a dark place, however, the cloud of dust that surrounds them becomes very obvious. The zone covers an area of ​​sky framed extended several times the size of the full moon. Also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, the Pleiades are about 400 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. Credit: APOD, NASA.

Optic: Boren Simons Newton 200 f2.8
Tot. Exp: L 9 hours, unb. (Blue flt.);
RGB: R 32 min; G (R/B); B:  min.
CCD : ST-8300 (cooled -15° C)

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