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M45 - The Pleiades in Taurus

M45 - The Pleiades in Taurus

The "Seven Sisters" are part of a young galactic cluster which currently moves through a dust cloud. The particels of the cloud scatter and reflect the starlight ( hence the name "reflection nebula"). The distance to the cluster is approx. 440 lightyears, rather close on the galactic scale.

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Vixen R200SSDG(8"/F4)+ Televue Paracorr. RGB: 24x300sec. Calibration and stacking, averaging, enhancing in AstroArt, PixInsight LE and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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