M45 - The Pleiades

 

M45 is commonly known as the Pleiades; this naked-eye star cluster is located in Taurus. This image was taken at GMARS in August 2008 through a WO 80mm FD with an SBIG ST2000XCM. Captured in Equinox Image and processed entirely on a Mac in Nebulosity 2.0, Photoshop CS3 and Leopard Preview. The blue reflection nebula requires a telescope to be seen.

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