The Pleiades - Nebula and Open Cluster Taurus
Nebula and Open Cluster in Taurus
  • Description: The Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Messier 45 or Subaru - a bright open cluster embedded in reflection nebula in Taurus. An easy naked eye cluster in the winter sky but observing the nebulosity takes a good eye and dark skies. This version of M45 I aimed for more of the background nebulosity with a wider field, including IC353 which surrounds the two bright stars to the upper left of M45.

  • Camera: SBIG STF-8300M at -15C
  • Filters: Baader RGB filter set
  • Scope: William Optics RedCat 51 XL refractor
  • Exposure: 5 x 10 minutes for red, blue and green
  • Location: near Cayley, Alberta
  • Date: November 7th, 2021
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