Messier 45 (M 45) - (Pleiades, Seven Sisters)

Introduction | Map | My Best Own Photos | Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster M 45 (Pleiades, Seven Sisters) in the constellation Taurus/Bull.

 

Introduction

I know the Pleiades (M 45, Seven Sisters) in constellation Taurus/Bull since my childhood. Finding them was therefore no problem for me, especially since they are already visible with the naked eye. They are also a nice object in the binocular, but much more so in a telescope at low magnifications. In a telescope, there are, of course, even more stars visible and many of them are almost sparkling. I think that with the C8, I also saw some of the nebulae around the stars.

Size: 1.8° x 1.2° (Stoyan)
Distance: 490 light years
Rating: *****

 

Map

M 45 (Pleiades, Seven Sisters) in constellation Taurus/Bull (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Skymax-127 (January 14, 2018)

    

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

Note that these photos show the complete image and that the large versions are in original size. This is due to the fact that the sky objects are extended - even beyond the field of view.

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (March 14, 2018)

    

M 45 (Taurus), post-processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Sony RX10 M4 (February 11, 2021)

    

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 3200

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 3200, bearbeitet

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, bearbeitet

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 3200, mehrere Fotos in Affinity Photo überlagert (Durchschnitt)

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, mehrere Fotos in Affinity Photo überlagert (Durchschnitt)

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 3200, mehrere Fotos in Affinity Photo überlagert (Durchschnitt), bearbeitet

 

M 45 mit Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, mehrere Fotos in Affinity Photo überlagert (Durchschnitt), bearbeitet

Aufnahmedaten: M-Modus mit 1 s und f/4, 600 mm, ISO 3200/6400, Langzeit-Rauschunterdrückung ein, manueller Fokus

Sony RX10 M4 (February 12, 2021)

    

M 45 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400

 

M 45 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO 6400, processed

 

M 45 with Sony RX10 M4, ISO, 11 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average)

 

M 45 with Sony RX10 M4, 11 photos stacked in Affinity Photo (average), processed

Photo data: M mode with 1 s and f/4, 600 mm, ISO 6400, long-time noise suppression off, manual focus

eVscope

         

M 45 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020

   

M 45 - Mar 18, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020, photo on top processed

 

Own Observations

Observations February 2017

Observations October/November 2017

Observations January-March 2018

Observations October/ November 2018

Observations February 2019 ff

Observations September to December 2019

Observations End of December 2019 - March 2020

Observations November 2020

Observations January to March 2021

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

Atik Infinity & Skymax-127 (January 14, 2018)

    

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

Note that these photos show the complete image and that the large versions are in original size. This is due to the fact that the sky objects are extended - even beyond the field of view.

Atik Infinity & Explorer 150PDS (March 14, 2018)

    

M 45 (Taurus), post-processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Atik Infinity & C5 (February 13, 2021)

    

M 45 (Taurus) - February 13, 2021

 

Ditto, post-processed

Atik Infinity & PS 72/432 (March 25, 2021)

    

M 45 (Taurus) - March 25, 2021

 

Ditto, post-processed

eVscope

           

M 45 - Jan 28, 2020

 

M 45 - Feb 5, 2020

 

 
     

M 45 - Mar 18, 2020

 

M 45 - Mar 18, 2020, Photo left processed

   
     

M 45 - Nov 14, 2020

 

M 45 - Nov 14, 2020

   
     

M 45 - Nov 14, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Nov 14, 2020, photo on top processed

   
     

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020

   
     

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Nov 17, 2020, photo on top processed

   
   

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021

 

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021

 

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021

   

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 45 - Feb 20, 2021, photo on top processed