Gallery » M45: The Luminous Pleiades

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The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, are visible to the naked eye, resolve in binoculars and can be captured by regular cameras. This is the first time I've collected enough exposure to capture the delicate nebulosity that surrounds these beautiful blue stars.

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Telescope:   Stellina
Length:   400mm
Aperture:   80mm
F-stop:   f/5.0
Sessions:   2
Captured:   2021-07-25 to 2021-10-09
Lights:   586
Exposure:   10
Total exposure:   1 h
Ra:   3h 46m 51.9s
Dec:   +24° 14' 8.737
Size:   64.485 x 42.647 arcmin
Radius:   0.644 deg
Scale:   0.687 arcsec/pixel