The Pleiades (M45)


Anne Startup

My back garden in Carmarthenshire, West Wales

SXH694 mono ccd with RGB filters using an Altair Astro Lightwave 0.6 focal reducer. Altair Astro Wave 102mm triplet refractor mounted on an EQ6 mount.

The Pleiades, also known as The Seven Sisters is listed as M45 in the Messier catalogue. It’s in the constellation Taurus and is visible to the naked eye, though the number of stars seen depends of the darkness of the sky. A camera reveals the nebulosity around the young stars of this cluster.