M45 Pleiades

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona. The Pleiades are an open cluster easily visible to the naked eye. The cluster is dominated by several hot, luminous and massive stars. The blue nebulosity surrounding the brightest stars are due to blue light from the stars scattering off of dust grains in the interstellar gas between us and the stars. The cluster is also known as the 'Seven Sisters'. And in Japan it is called Subaru. The image was generated with observations in the B (blue), V (green), and I (red) filters. In this image,North is right, East is up.

Credit:

T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Richard Cool (University of Arizona) and WIYN

About the Image

Id:noao-m45
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:9700 x 7080 px

About the Object

Name:M45
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 46 13.05
Position (Dec):24° 6' 36.26"
Field of view:68.68 x 50.13 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.7° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
436 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
537 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
805 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic I