The Pleiades – M45

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June 23, 2022
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The Pleiades, also known as The Seven Sisters, Messier 45 and other names by different cultures, is an asterism and an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. At a distance of about 444 light years, it is among the nearest star clusters to Earth.

During the star party this cluster will rise around 11pm, by 1AM it is high enough to seek it out

This image for some time stood as the background image for this very site, it was taken by an attendee at the Star Party.