Mike's Astro Photos
Sep.19 2010


by , under Stars

Here’s a photo of the Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters. This open star cluster is one of the closest to Earth and clearly visible to the naked eye in the constellation Taurus. The prominent dust cloud surrounding the stars was once thought to be a nebula left over from the star formation, but is now believed to be just a dust cloud within the interstellar medium.

Pleiades - September 6th, 2010

Pleiades - September 6th, 2010

Photo Details
William Optics FLT 98
Canon 20Da Camera
13×3 minute ISO 400
SBIG STV Auto Guider


1 Comment for this entry

  • Luciano O. Fonseca

    I am brazilian…Esteio City, Rio Grande do Sul State…Beautiful pictures…Congratulations…Thanks…Luciano

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