Saturday, 4 September 2010

M45 The Pleiades

M45 Pleiades

Another clear night at Bizibilder’s Observatory has resulted in a few more pictures!  Above is (part of) the star cluster known as M45 or The Pleiades in the constellation Taurus.  This is a naked eye object and most folk can see the six or seven brightest stars (four of them in the picture above).  The stars, which are very young, are blue and you can see faint nebulosity (clouds of gas) around each one.

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