Messier 45 (M 45) - Pleiades (Seven Sisters)

Introduction | Map | Own Observations | My Own Photos | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 45 (Pleiades, Seven Sisters) in the constellation Taurus / Bull.

 

Introduction

I know the Pleyades (M 45, Seven Sisters) in constellation Taurus / Bull since my childhood. Finding them was therefore no problem for me, especially since they are already visible with the naked eye. They are also a nice object in the binocular, but much more so in a telescope at low magnifications.

Size: 1.8° x 1.2° (Stoyan)
Distance: 490 light years
Rating: *****

 

Map

M 45 (Pleiades, Seven Sisters) in constellation Taurus/Bull

 

Own Observations

Observations February 2017

Observations October/November 2017

Observations January 2018

 

My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Skymax-127 (January 14, 2018)

    

M 45 (Taurus), center, unprocessed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, from recording, unprocessed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, from recording, processed

Note that these photos show the complete image and that the large versions are in original size. This is due to the fact that the sky objects are extended - even beyond the field of view.

 

References

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