M45 – Pleiades


Alvaro Ibañez Perez

Las Inviernas, Guadalajara, Spain

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106EDX refractor (f/5)
Mount: Takahashi EM-400 Temma2
Camera: CCD Atik 460EX mono + Baader LRGB
Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar
Focus: RoboFocus + AstroMatic (ftorrev)
Adquisition: MaximDL + AstroMatic (ftorrev)
Processing: PixInsight Core 1.8 + PS
L: 10x300s bin1 -10ºC
RGB: 6x300s bin1 -10ºC

the Pleiades or Seven Sisters, 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. The celestial entity has several meanings in different cultures and traditions.