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Pleiades Star Cluster by Dan Meek

Photo of the Week for February 14, 2014

Pleiades Star Cluster by Dan MeekThe Pleiades, also known as M45 or the Seven Sisters, is a conspicuous cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. At a distance of 400 light-years from Earth, the cluster is one of the night sky’s most beautiful sights in binoculars or a small telescope. The surrounding nebulosity seen in this photo is only hinted at visually through a telescope. Dan Meek acquired this 4-hour RGB image from near Calgary, Alberta, using a Tele Vue-NP127is apochromatic refractor and a QSI 583wsg CCD camera.

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One comment on “Pleiades Star Cluster by Dan Meek
  1. Jim Currie says:

    Dan Meek: The photo is fantastic, great work. JC

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