M45 (The Pleiades)


Trevor Nicholls

Chelmsford UK

TS65 Quad APO scope, iOptron iEQ45 mount, QHY8L OSC camera using a HuTech IDAS LP filter
Guided with OAG and Loadstar X2
2.8hrs of data in 33x300s subs

This was taken on one the rare clear nights we seem to be having recently.
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.