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M45 - The Pleiades

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M45 is a spectacular naked eye cluster and a photographic showpiece in Taurus. In western cultures it is popularly known as the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. In Japan, it is known as Subaru, and a stylized version of this cluster forms the Japanese car company's logo.

This image was used at the SBIG site to hawk the STL4020M in 2007.

Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5
SBIG STL-4020M (unguided)
Takahashi EM-200
Hutech LPS Filter
L:60, R:30, G:30, B:30 (3 minute subs)
Processed in Maxim/DL and Photoshop
Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools Actions

Publications:  This image was published in the March-April issue of  Northwest Magazine, accompanying the article "Orientation to a Lost Universe".