Object: The Pleiades - M45 in Taurus
Exposure: Composite of two 50-minute exposures
Processing: Negatives scanned at 2700dpi with a Polaroid SprintScan 35 Plus, blended in Picture Window Pro 2.5 and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 4.0
Telescope: TeleVue 102mm f/8.6 APO refractor @ f/6.9
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4
Film: un-hypered 35mm Kodak Pro 400(PPF)
Location: Tierra del Sol, California
Comments: One of the most beautiful clusters in the entire sky, The Pleiades, also known as The Seven Sisters, is located 410 light years away in the constellation Taurus.
The cluster was called "The Constellation" and "The Seven Stars" in ancient Mesopotamia, around 2000 B.C.