Open Cluster and Reflection Nebula Messier 45 the Pleiades
Open Cluster and Reflection Nebula Messier 45 the Pleiades

Messier 45 – The Pleiades

Although not officially part of Orion, the Pleiades tie into the “Hunter” story as Orion is chasing the 7 Sisters across the horizon.

The cluster is visible, even from the city. And in the dark skies around the cottage, you can see the faint blueness of the dust when the moon isn’t around.

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Capture Details

Frames: 174×30″
Integration: 1.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 10.24 days
Avg. Moon phase: 78.59%

RA center: 3h 46′ 48″
DEC center: +24° 10′ 58″
Pixel scale: 3.583 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 88.704 degrees
Field radius: 1.608 degrees

Full capture details on astrobin
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