Object #1 M45

Monday, May 05 2008 @ 02:51 MDT

Contributed by: evilscientist

M45 The Pleiades open cluster.
Object # 1 Object Name:M45
Other Names:Pleiades, Seven Sisters, Subaru
RA:03:47:00.00 Dec:24:07:00.00
Constellation:Taurus Season:Winter
Magnitude:1.6 Type:Open Cluster
Description:
The Pleiades are a relatively easy to find cluster, even with the unaided eye in the city. Start with the belt in Orion and move northwest through Aldebaran till you find the cluster, often described as a "tiny dipper." From the city only four or so of the stars can be seen with the unaided eye, but binoculars and a telescope will show more.
UNAIDED BINOCULAR TELESCOPE
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