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Pleiades Nebulae: The Pleiades, also called the Seven Sisters, are probably the best known Open Cluster in the sky. It can be observed with the naked eye in the constellation of Taurus or The Bull. Very hard to observe are the splendid Reflection Nebulae surrounding the stars.
This image shows the central region of these nebulae in great detail.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.

Object Pleiades Nebulae
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 CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and flat field
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 22+24 Nov 2011
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