Messier Catalog » M45 — Pleiades, Subaru, Seven Sisters
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.
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.
380 light years
✅ Very Easy