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M45
The Pleiades
The Seven Sisters

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M45

NGC Number:
NGC 1432

Common Name:
The Pleiades
The Seven Sisters

Constellation:
Taurus

Distance from Earth:
~380 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
1.4

Size:
110 arc minutes

M45, The Pleiades Star Cluster

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Date Taken:
12/07/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
Takahashi FSQ-106n
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG STL-11000XM

Exposure Specs:
180 minutes total
Lum: 6x15 min
Red: 3x10 min
Grn: 3x10 min
Blu: 3x10 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.