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The Pleiades, Messier 45, in Constellation Taurus

The Pleiades also known as the Seven Sisters, Messier 45, and other names by different cultures, is an asterism and an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus. At a distance of about 444 light years, it is among the nearest star clusters to Earth. It is the nearest Messier object to Earth, and is the most obvious cluster to the naked eye in the night sky.

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Messier 45, the Pleiades, image data: f=430mm, f/3.3 50x180s Canon EOS 6Da ISO800

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