Messier 45 (M 45) - Pleyades (Seven Sisters)

Introduction | Map | Own Observations | References

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

 

Introduction

I know the Pleyades (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.

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

 

Map

Pleyades

 

Own Observations

Observations February 2017

The Pleyades (M 45, Seven Sisters) in constellation Taurus / Bull are already visible to the naked eye. They are also a nice object in the binocular. In the telescope, such as my 4" Heritage 100P, there are, of course, even more stars visible and many of them are almost sparkling. The sight in the GSD 680 8" telescope was even more impressive for me than the one in the 4" telescope. The same accounts more or less for the 5" Heritage P130.

 

References

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