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The Seven Sisters: Known already at the very early time of sky observation this overwhelming cluster can be seen with the naked eye in the constellation of Taurus or the Bull. What is harder to see are the phantastic reflection nebulae around the very young hot stars, blowing with their star winds into the gas and dust from which they were born.

For a higher resolved image of the Pleiades Nebulae click here.

 The image was taken at the IAS astronomical site at the Hakos farm in Namibia.


Object The Seven Sisters
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation M 045
Constellation Taurus
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 2 panels 3 x 5min each RGB. Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing MaxIm DL5,Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 25 Oct 2014
Remark 2-panel mosaic
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