M45 – The Pleiades


Bob Franke

Chino Valley, AZ USA

Takahashi 106ED scope
SBIG STF-8300 camera
Baader filters
Losmandy G11 mount

It took eight nights to accumulate the 670 minutes of LRGB data for this winter classic. M45 is probably the most famous cluster in the sky and is easily visible with the naked eye. However, it is best viewed with binoculars or a small telescope.