M45 Pleiades Open Cluster and Nebula
450 light-years from Earth, the Pleiades is one of the nearest star
clusters to Earth and is the most easily seen by the naked eye.
Stretching 44 light-years across, it is also called The Seven Sisters
due to its seven bright stars, although over 1000 members have
been identified. The bright young stars illuminate interstellar
dust forming the blue reflection nebula Maia and
Merope. North is at the top.
The streak near the left side just above center is caused by Asteroid 769 Tatjana.
Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF
Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
(24) 10 min
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
10-25-2016, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.