[8 ] M45, NGC 7089, The Pleiades, Open Star Cluster in Taurus

Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
  Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/8 with extender-Q
Orientation:
  M45, NGC5904, Open Star Cluster in Taurus
Camera:
  SBIG STL-11000M at -20°C
Image Scale:
  2.19 arc sec/pixel, FOV 97 x 146 arc min
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type:
  L 5 x 300", Binned 1x1,RGB 5 x 300", Binned 1x1
Location:
  Ningaloo Skies Observatory, Exmouth, Western Australia on 2009, July 24

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SMC

Additional Notes: A beautiful cluster dominated by hot, blue stars that have formed within the last 100 million years. The stars are passing through interstellar dust resulting in the faint blue reflection nebula.

 

 
 
 
 
Design and production 2009 by Al Brockman