||The Pleiades, also known as Messier
45, is an open star cluster imbedded in faint
nebulosity in the constellation Taurus. Within
the cluster are approximately 500 stars scattered
over an angular distance of 2 degrees. Distance
to the Pleiades from Earth is about 550 light-years.
This image was captured November 5, 1999 on a
clear night in Central Virginia.
More information on the
Pleiades cand be found at the SEDS web site at this link.
Fuji ISO 800 35mm negative film
Exposure time: 10 minutes
Telescope: Starfinder 10-inch Newtonian
Configuration: 80mm scope used as guidescope with
12.5mm reticle eyepiece.