The Pleiades Cluster ... Messier 45
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Added March 7, 2018 ...
Messier 45 ... The Pleiades Star Cluster
This beautiful cluster 'The Pleiades' or Seven Sisters, is the finest open cluster in the sky of very young stars located in the sky in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. The stars are only 115 million years old and are only about 425 light-years away. This naked eye object is best viewed during the autumn and winter months. To the naked eye, it looks like a fuzzy patch of stars high in the NE sky after a few hours of rising.

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Telescope: Orion ED80T at f/6
Location: My Backyard, Savannah, GA

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