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5 months 3 weeks ago #106296 by mariosi
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Pleiades,

Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 3h 47m 24s
Declination +24° 07′ 00″
Distance 444 ly on average (136.2±1.2 pc
Apparent magnitude (V) 1.6


(Messier 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.

Dob 10inches S/W F.L.1200/f4.7
T/S 30mm plossl 2inches F.O.V.70°

Thanks for looking
Marios

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5 months 3 weeks ago #106298 by flt158
flt158 replied the topic: Pleiades (Messier 45)
Don't you just love those 3 stars next to Alcyone, Marios?

Great sketch. Thanks.
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5 months 3 weeks ago #106300 by mariosi
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Romantic target!

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