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Pleiades - M45 - Deep shot

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Deep images of the Pleiades

          Have you ever seen the Pleiades star cluster? Even if so, it is likely that you have never seen it so dusty. Perhaps this is the most famous cluster in the sky. Bright stars of the Pleiades can be seen with the naked eye, even in urban illumination. However, if in a dark place to put the camera on a long exposure, it becomes evident that the stars in the Pleiades surrounded by dust. Today's picture was taken after 30 hours of exposure. Its field of view is larger than the full Moon several times. The Pleiades, also known as the Seven Sisters and M45, lies about 400 light-years away toward the constellation Taurus. A well-known legend in the modern interpretation says that as long as the Pleiades cluster was named one of the stars shine weakened and remained visible to the naked eye, only 6 of them. The number of visible stars in the Pleiades are usually a little more or less than seven, depending on the vantage point of the darkness and the visual acuity of the observer.

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