M45 Pleiades Open Cluster and Nebula
Located 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.

Scope/Mount: Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount
Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
Exposure: (24) 10 min
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
Comment: 10-25-2016, Tierra del Sol, CA, good conditions.