M45, Pleiades

M45, or NGC1432, a portion of the Pleiades open star cluster in the constellation Taurus, at a distance of some 410 light-years. The glow around the stars is interstellar dust which shines by reflected starlight. The entire group is contained within a span of 20 light-years, and is believed to be 20 million years old. KPNO 0.9-meter telescope, 1975.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao0315a
Type:Observation
Release date:Nov. 12, 2003
Related releases:noao0315
Size:2428 x 1940 px

About the Object

Name:M45
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 45 30.30
Position (Dec):24° 19' 14.36"
Field of view:57.54 x 45.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical


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BandTelescope
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope