Messier Catalog » M45 — Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters

40 2-minute exposures in Bortle 5.
M45: The Merope Nebula

40 2-minute exposures in Bortle 5.

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.
M45: The Luminous Pleiades

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.

The Pleiades is one of the closest star clusters to Earth and filled with bright blue stars.
M45: The Pleiades

The Pleiades is one of the closest star clusters to Earth and filled with bright blue stars.

A long exposure reveals the wispy tendrils of nebulosity that surround the major stars in M45 like a cocoon.
The Pleiades

A long exposure reveals the wispy tendrils of nebulosity that surround the major stars in M45 like a cocoon.

 
RA

3h 47m

Dec

24°7.2

Magnitude

1.6 ⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

110

Distance

380 light years

Season

❄ Winter

Difficulty

✅ Very Easy