Brian Paczkowski

M45 - Pleiades Nebula

Televue 76, 10Micron GM2000 HPS II mount, QSI 683 CCD camera with Astrodon LRGB Ha OIII SII filters at -20C
The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. It is among the star clusters nearest to Earth, it is the nearest Messier object to Earth, and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky.