M45 The Pleiades
|Object||M45 The Pleiades
¥ Greek Mythology
The seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione. They were pursued by the hunter Orion until Zeus changed them into a cluster of stars.
A well-known open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. Six (or more) stars are visible to the naked eye but there are actually some five hundred in the cluster, formed very recently in stellar terms. Also called The Seven Sisters.
ORIGIN via Latin from Greek.
Captured at the Chiefland Star Party 2008
|Date||October 26, 2008|
|Other Equipment||Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO|
|Technique||134 x 1 minute unguided subs|
|Software||Deep Sky Stacker, Adobe Photoshop CS3|