Updated: 11.3.03

The Pleiades, or otherwise known as the 7 sisters, is a beautiful, but large open cluster located in Taurus. It is a great visual site in a wide-field, low-power view and almost fits onto the SXV-H9C chip through a reduced Sky90 (at f/4.5). The stars of the cluster are immersed in a beautiful nebulous webbing. It is probably the most prominent and well known of the reflection nebulae and a common target for astro-imagers!

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Image info:

Takahashi Sky90

Starlight Express

IDAS filter

25x3 mins


Stacked and processed in Astroart (no darks and no flats)

guided with the MX7C in the 12"SCT