Russell Croman Astrophotography  



The Pleiades (M45)

About This Photograph

The famous Pleiades are a cluster of young, hot (and therefore blue) stars. Their intense light can be seen in this image to be reflecting off of vast clouds of interstellar gas and dust. The brightest stars of the Pleiades, resembling a miniature Big Dipper, are easily visible on winter nights, even from somewhat light-polluted locations.


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Technical Details

Optics:TeleVue NP-101.
Mount:Astro-Physics 1200GTO.
Dates/Times:25 January, 16 February 2004.
Location:my backyard observatory in Austin, Texas.
Exposure Details:LRGB = 150:45:15:120.


Publication Data for this Photograph

Date Publication Type
2004-07-00 Sky & Telescope,
p. 23 (SBIG Ad)
2004-03-26 Portal do Astronomo,
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