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  M45 Pleiades.jpg -  M45     Pleiades   Open Cluster  and  Reflection Nebula   distance: 440 ly     image size: 100'x100'  FLI PL-16803 camera     FSQ-106EDX III scope @ 530mm  (f/5)     AP900 mount 3.5 hour total exposure     LRGB 34:48:66:64 subs 2:2:2:2 binned 1:2:2:2     (3.49" per pixel unbinned)   Guiding with ST-402XME camera on 2.8" Pronto scope @ 475mm (f/6.8)   The Pleiades is among the nearest star cluster to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye. The cluster is dominated by hot blue, extremely luminous, stars that have formed within the last 20 million years. Dust forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars. This dust cloud is unrelated to the interstellar medium in which the stars were born.    
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M45     Pleiades
Open Cluster and Reflection Nebula

distance: 440 ly     image size: 100'x100'

FLI PL-16803 camera     FSQ-106EDX III scope @ 530mm (f/5)     AP900 mount
3.5 hour total exposure     LRGB 34:48:66:64 subs 2:2:2:2 binned 1:2:2:2     (3.49" per pixel unbinned)
Guiding with ST-402XME camera on 2.8" Pronto scope @ 475mm (f/6.8)

The Pleiades is among the nearest star cluster to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye. The cluster is dominated by hot blue, extremely luminous, stars that have formed within the last 20 million years. Dust forms a faint reflection nebulosity around the brightest stars. This dust cloud is unrelated to the interstellar medium in which the stars were born.

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