M 45 (2018)


    The Pleiades or „seven sisters“ are certainly the most popular star cluster in the norther hemisphere. Easily spotted by naked eye even under light polluted skies, deep photographs reveal remnants of the interstellar matter from which the young hot stars formed no more than some 125 million years ago.


  • Date: several nights in October 2018
  • Location: Bergisches Land
  • Exposure: 48x300s (total: 4 hours)
  • FWHM: 2.9-3.8″
  • Note: Image is downsampled to 50%
  • Telescope: APO Esprit 120ED f/7
  • Mount: Paramount ME MKS5000
  • Camera: ZWO ASI071MC Pro
  • Filters: Baader L